Lemon Sundrop Dandelions

Akin to the garden variety dandelion, this strain has a teardrop-shaped blossom, and gives off a faint citric acid scent. This, combined with its especially striking shade of yellow, is how they came to be known as the "lemon" variety of dandelion.

Lemon sundrops can be very beneficial with proper preparation, but somewhat dangerous in their raw form. While they are not poisonous, the pollen of lemon sundrops contains a very, very powerful narcotic. Typical effects of pollen inhalation are hallucinations, temporary amnesia, and euphoria. With repeated high-dose exposure, it is possible to become addicted to lemon sundrop pollen.

However, if lemon sundrops are boiled, they become a harmless treatment for indigestion and heartburn. The act of boiling releases the pollen from the blossom, and the high temperatures of the water destroy the narcotic agent. In this way, the flowers themselves can be eaten whole, chopped, ground into a paste, or served in nearly any other way. The water they are boiled in also becomes a rather rejuvenating tea.

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