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Alexandra
02-20-2012, 12:34 PM
Hope you enjoy the aromatic blend of dandelion and honey tea.:)
I was just reading about the source of vitamin A. The roots are rich in trace minerals-zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt, boron, and molybdenum. The leaves rank higher in calcium, iron, magnesium, and fiber than either spinach or broccoli. The flowers are a substantial source of lecithin which is used for a preventative medicine for cirrhosis of the liver and aids in the reduction of cholesterol.
It also is an aid to indigestion and constipation and is natures diuretic without depleting potassium.
It was used in beer to cleanse heavy metals by the English. The Italian women used them in soup to fight off anemia. It was used in the Depression in with salads. It wasn't until the 1960's that it was dubbed a weed by lawn care companies.

MSIE
02-20-2012, 01:15 PM
oh I love dandelions! and I love tea! great painting :)

coops
02-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Thats just how I feel when I have had my first cup of coffee. Great idea and great painting Sandy:)

Alexandra
02-21-2012, 12:34 AM
Thank you much MSIE and Katie! I have added the dandelion tea to my daily teas.;):)

limey-g
02-21-2012, 02:44 AM
What a great idea, very imaginative.
Geoff

mannafig
02-21-2012, 02:52 AM
Truly lovely dear Sandy:):)

screenpainter
02-21-2012, 03:23 AM
Sounds very beneficial. Beautiful color harmonies in this piece and delightful imagination.

Caesar
02-21-2012, 05:14 AM
Tea time now! What a lovely type of biscuit! :D

gxhpainter2
02-21-2012, 05:16 AM
Alexandra... you have captured the essence of the Dandelion tea ceremony :cool::):);)

Alexandra
02-21-2012, 04:31 PM
Thanks everyone for your great replies!

SCP
02-21-2012, 05:02 PM
Very insightful Sandy and a wonderful dreamy image.;):):):)

Letha
02-22-2012, 08:31 AM
Is it just me or is there a girl swimming around in the tea cup? I swear I see a face in the steam. Very cool.
Letha

Alexandra
02-22-2012, 09:16 AM
Hey Scott, thanks, it was a fun one to do!:D

Yes indeed Letha, and her name is refreshment.;) I've started drinking this tea, and it is amazing really. Many benefits. Thanks for your generous comment!

jibes
02-22-2012, 03:44 PM
I love your painting Sandy, it has that old time look. Very nice!

silvy
02-23-2012, 04:53 AM
I really like the fairy of Dandelion Tea:):):), beautiful idea, you're always very creative Alexandra!
I never drink Dandelion Tea, but i love green tea with ginger- orange and orange - cinnamon:D

fraser_paice
02-23-2012, 05:05 AM
Nicely done Sandy, over here it's also sometimes called 'Wet the bed' because of it's diuretic qualities.

D Akey
02-23-2012, 05:09 AM
Wow! and now, in a marketing maneuver to expand the beverage, Dandyloin Tea comes with a toy surprise! Break your fast! Wake up, wake up you sleepy heads. . . Just don't tell anybody it's good for you. Sell it on the grounds that it's FUN!!!!!

Nice painting! Really cool image. Nice to see this girl getting work in a new area. Thought she was type cast jumping out of cakes. Very retro! Love it.

Alexandra
02-23-2012, 09:47 AM
Hi Neal, thanks! (I don't know if I mentioned this-senior moment here) My grandmother used to pick them and make tea with them-but seems her children didn't carry on this tradition.:mad:

Thank you so much dear Silvy-and I am also happy to read that you like green tea too. We should never stop our tea.;):)

Haha Neil, now I know what happened to me in the store yesterday.:o I thought to myself... good grief- I just had one cup of tea before I left. What was so tough was that my son wanted to look at the aquariums.:o

Haha D Akey, Bless you and your wonderful wit. Yes, she was so happy to leave that profession, and due to the latest attire or lack thereof required, she was indeed happy to be behind the bubbles and steam.:rolleyes::p