Issue 133  May 25, 2015
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Today is Memorial Day, a great time to spend with family and give honor to those who have fought in our armed forces.

As we remember those who have given their lives for our country, let us not forget the One who gave His life for our soul. It is said that there is no greater love than giving one's life for another, but when God gave His Son for us, we were not even his friend.  "But God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

This week, I want to speak on one of my favorite herbs, that we often think of as a weed.


The entire dandelion plant can be eaten and it is a very rich source of beta-carotene. It is also rich in vitamin C, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesioum, zinc, phosphorus, B vitamins, and trace minerals. Dandelion has been eaten for thousands of years. The green is a blood purifier and considered a “bitter herb”, and is high in nutritive salts. The roots have a sweet nutty taste and can be used in a variety of dishes. Roasted roots make excellent substitute for coffee.

Health Benefits
Historically, dandelion has been used to treat anemia, scurvy, kidney trouble, diabetes, dropsy, skin problems, blood disorders, and depression. As a digestive aid, dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines. Dandelion is a diuretic and helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water. The bitter properties in the dandelion leaves are what stimulates the liver, and it has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins and re-establishing hydration and electrolyte balance.

Dandelion is also rich in antioxidants which prevent free-radical damage to our cells and DNA. Some animal studies have shown that dandelion helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. As a diuretic, dandelion increases urination which then lowers blood pressure. The fiber and potassium in dandelion also helps to regulate blood pressure. Dandelion increases bile production and reduces inflammation to help with gallbladder problems and blockages. This wonderful herb also contains essential fatty acids and phytonutrients that reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve pain and swelling.

Dandelion is generally considered safe, so I hope you appreciate this wonderful herb and begin to use it. Here at Herbs4You, we use dandelion in our
Detox Tea, Vitamin Punch, Liver Tincture, and Grandma's Cure Tea

For Your Health!
Amy Willis, Your Local Herbalist
"He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and
HERBS for the service of man." 
Psalm 104:14
We are closed today, Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.
Herb Walk
this Saturday.
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Healthy Tidbit Dandelion Coffee

Follow these easy steps to making a delicious and healthy drink.
  1. Pick some dandelion roots from your yard or a neighbors. (Make sure that they have not been sprayed with chemicals.) It is also easier to dig them out after rain, since the water loosens the dirt. 
  2. Cut off the top part, and rinse off the roots well.
  3. Place these on a cookie sheet and put in the oven. Set the oven to warm or the lowest heat, and roast until they are brittle. 
  4. Remove from oven and grind in a blender or coffee grinder. You may use this as fresh ground coffee beans.

Make plans to join us!

Annual Herb Walk
Join Amy as she leads you on an herbal walk to help you
identify several of the herbs that grow in the Sioux Falls area,
and speaks to you about their uses and medicinal properties.

This is sure to be a fun and enriching time of learning
for all ages, so bring your children and a notebook too!

Note Date Change: Saturday, June 6
Starting at 10:30 a.m.
Meet at the Bike Trail by the Great Plains Zoo

(Located on the south side from the Zoo entrance)
You are invited to a
Lunch & Sample
Date: Tuesday, June 9
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Place: Herbs4You store.
Sip, sample, and enjoy our great products with zero obligation! Just come and check this CraZy wrap stuff out while enjoying a light lunch on us.  Additional wrap and facial discounts will be available during Open House hours!!!

If you cannot make it, no problem.  Just contact Amy to set up your own personal time ☺
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