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Herbal Nerd Society Content: Dandelion is among the staples of modern herbalists, just as it was a staple among the Traditional Western Herbalists of a few centuries ago. The deeply-toothed, smooth-leafed species we know today as Taraxacum officinale, or just plain ol’ dandelion to most of us, is one of several species that have been used worldwide to cool and move stagnant or damp fiery energies.Read More
This month’s herb is Dandelion, one of our favorites. It is versatile, abundant, powerful, and good for what ails us. Thi article features our herb of the month video and a curated list of articles, Herbal Nerd Society content, podcasts, and recipes. We hope you enjoy.Read More
My goal was to develop a good porter that did not use hops. With it’s liver-supporting properties and wealth of vitamins and minerals, Dandelion seemed like the perfect substitute. In the original version of this recipe, I used a combination of fresh and dried dandelion tops for bittering, which yielded a well-balanced, lightly bittered porter, and fresh and dried sage and calendula to achieve a hop-like aroma. At first, the aroma wasn’t right, but after letting the brew age for three weeks the scent had mellowed considerably to one quite reminiscent of the Tetnanger hops I might otherwise have used.Read More
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