If you think dandelions are just a weed, think again! These hardy, bold little flowers are not only completely edible, but contain a whole host of herbal, medicinal, and magickal properties.
You Can Eat Every Part of the Dandelion Plant
This is one of the coolest things about the dandelion. Many flowering plants are partially edible, particularly the petals or perhaps the leaves, too, but the dandelion is completely edible. You can eat the flowering part, the leaves/stem, and the roots!
The flower heads have a mild sweet flavor and make a great tea which can have diuretic effects, as well as can be used to make wine.
Dandelion leaves are commonly eaten on salads or sandwiches, and the roots can be used to make tea, support healthy liver function, and bile production.
*none of the information on this website is meant to be used as health or medical advice and should not be used to treat or cure medical problems. Consult a qualified healthcare provider before consuming any plants or medicines.
You Can Make Wishes With Dandelions
I don’t know if I know anyone who hasn’t picked up a dandelion that has turned from yellow to its fluffy white cloud of seeds and blown them into the wind. But did you know that you can make a wish (which is kind of a spell, right?) while you do that?
This is a great spur of the moment and budget spell that virtually all of us can do if we happen upon a seeded dandelion while outdoors.
Picture your intended outcome, blow the seeds into the wind and picture them carrying your wish out into the universe.
You Can Enhance Your Psychic Ability
Dried dandelion flowers, leaves, and roots can be made into a tea to open up our receptivity to information downloads from spirit or universal consciousness.
You can also keep the dried flowers or herb in a sachet under your pillow to enhance psychic dreams.
Drink a dandelion tea before reading cards, bones, working with the pendulum, or other forms of divination.
You Can Use Dandelion to Communicate With Spirits
The dried flower placed on your altar or workspace will aid in calling spirits. The dandelion tea mentioned above can also enhance your ability to communicate with spirits.
If you keep dandelions with you or near you, you may be more likely to invite spirits to visit with you.
You Can Use Dandelion to Let Go of Thoughts and Habits
Just like the wish, you can visualize a particular bad habit or negative thought process flowing from you into the dandelion, and, as you blow the fluffy cloud of seeds away, blowing away what you want to let go of.
This can help you to offload negativity, limiting thoughts or behaviors, or other things that hold you back.
You Can Use Dandelion to Become Stronger
If you find yourself with a lack of boldness, courage, or assertiveness, incorporate dandelion into spells or meditations that are geared toward increasing your ability to stand your ground, stand up for yourself, and get what you want in life, relationships, and careers.
If you think about how dandelions are often viewed as an invasive weed, and are difficult to eradicate once they show up, you can draw from that strength and assertiveness of the plant to call those qualities to yourself.
You Can Connect to Hecate Better With Dandelion
Dandelions have historically been associated with a number of goddesses, but very closely to Hecate, especially in her triple goddess form.
The dandelion can help you connect to your three selves (higher self, shadow self, and mundane self).
You can make offerings of dandelion wreaths, teas, or other creative crafts to give to the goddess.
Use Dandelions on Your Altar in a Spring Beltane Bouquet
These colorful blooms make an excellent addition to bouquets of freshly picked flowers to place on your Beltane altar, or around your home on Beltane.
Dandelions do wilt quickly, so you may only have these bright blossoms for a day or two, and its best to gather them the day you want to display them.
Use Dandelions to Bring Sun Year-Round
Dandelion has solar energy, so is most associated with spring and summer rituals, but you can also use it to bring a little sun to the rest of your year when things get darker and colder.
If you gather a bunch of them during the warmer months, you can press them between the pages of old books so that they will dry out and remain preserved for when you need to add some sun to your magick or just to your life later in the year.
Use Dandelions to Welcome Helpful Spirits
Because of their aforementioned connection to spirits and spirit communication, placing dandelions in bouquets in your home or creating wreaths or art with dried dandelions can aid in creating a welcoming environment for beneficial spirits, such as ancestors and spirit guides.
Because of their cheerful disposition and bright color, these are also good for making yourself feel welcome and comfortable in your space.