Fairy Dandelion Oil
This Spring, our Piemonte garden has been coated in a sunny yellow hue, since the beginning of April. Dandelions are everywhere. There are also plenty of patches of Daisy’s too, fighting for the sunlight, as the grass grows taller every day.
I just had to formulate a plan for this abundance. My research led me to one of my favourite ideas for herbs, a rubbing oil. I love rubbing oil. Last year I made a few pots of St. Johns Wort oil for carpal tunnel syndrome and muscle aches. Dandelions and Daisies are in this area of natural medicine too.
Dandelion flowers have great healing properties for strains and pulled muscles. Daisies are great for bumps and bruises. What a partnership.
I don’t have kids but can imagine that collecting these pretty flowers would be a great fun outing for young children to get involved in and to appreciate nature’s bounty. I have nicknamed this rub, 'Fairy Oil', as we all really know fairies live among the Daisy’s and Dandelions and have magical powers for healing!
If you have any leftover Dandelion flower heads that didn’t fit in the jar, you can also eat Dandelion petals in a salad!
What you can use Dandelion oil for
Dandelion reduces heat, alleviate swelling and inflammation.
You can use it by rubbing a little of the oil on aching sore muscles and joints, swollen breasts and tense backs and necks. Its anti-inflammatory properties are extremely beneficial for treating arthritis and gout by topical application.
Daisy oil is great gently rubbed on bruises, sprains, sore muscles and dried cuticles.
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