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    Dandelion root gets me high. WTF?

    Every now and then, I pick a huge dandelion, fridge the greens, pull the stringy roots off of the nice carrot-like main roots, rinse it pretty well, chop it into just-less-than-boiling water and put the lid on for about ten minutes. Then I drink the water and eat the roots. I do this because of how nice and young it makes my skin look, and for the truckload of nutritional/medicinal benefits. I also leave some remnant dirt in the crevices. Drinking the water almost instantly makes me super relaxed and calm, like a drug. It slows my reaction time and makes me not want to look around the room. I often forget about this high until it hits me. Anybody else do this, or notice this?
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    "Dandelions are also said to be able to repel witches if gathered on Midsummer's Eve. Other magical abilities attributed to dandelions include increasing ones psychic ability and divination when used in a tea."

    :-D

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    Must try this..

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    i have not tried this...yet. i'm curious to see if i have the same reaction.

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    Perhaps your dandelion was previously sprayed with Round Up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
    Perhaps your dandelion was previously sprayed with Round Up?
    yeah...this is what i was thinking too

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    Quote Originally Posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
    Perhaps your dandelion was previously sprayed with Round Up?
    Who's going to pick and eat a dead dandelion?
    5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide View Post
    Who's going to pick and eat a dead dandelion?
    If you know anything about dandelions:

    1.) they are impervious to any weed killing chemicals

    2.) you need a post-hole digger to get one fully out of the ground

    Summary:

    DANDELIONS WILL ONE DAY TAKE OVER THE WORLD, OXIDE!

    Okay, so I lied about them not responding to weed killer, but Knifegill's dandelion
    couuuuuuuuld have just been freshly sprayed, as I've noticed it takes about FOUR
    DAYS afterwards for the damn thing to die.

    So see, it coulda happened......... it coulda.


    ~Anonymous

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    Quote Originally Posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
    Perhaps your dandelion was previously sprayed with Round Up?
    hahah

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    The Teeccino company now has a blend that is made primarily with roasted dandelion root (their other ones had roasted grains). It tastes awesome. I've been drinking it a lot lately but I haven't noticed any buzz.

    It is supposed to be very nutritious though. If you were a serious coffee freak looking to wean yourself off, mixing a little of this stuff in your java each day, then a little more, would be a painless way to do it.

    Dandelion Dark Roast Herbal Coffee | Teeccino Herbal Coffee / Coffee Alternative

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