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Re: what is 'survival food' / what to think of
« Reply #240 on: March 25, 2019, 07:53:45 PM »
Solani, I am also super impressed with your jars and jars of dried puffball mushroom!  Truly impressive size also.  And I have neve seen one so large that was not already "going bad".

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« Reply #241 on: May 05, 2019, 04:59:49 PM »
We've briefly discussed a dandelion coffee substitute in the past, and I considered whether to bring it up again under the "Survival Food" thread or under "Alternative Medicine," of which it is both.

Am now regarding it as a survival food with medicinal benefits, rather than the other way around, and when mixed with hot water and a little dry milk from storage, it becomes a comfort food as well.

I've put coffee at the bottom of my list of preps, even though I know how important it is to the menfolk in our household, and although it does have some medicinal qualities.  On the other hand, for less $ than coffee, am putting dandelion coffee substitute near the top as a food, medicine and comfort item.

An independent lab (Chemical Solutions Ltd.) found the following nutritional content in a 2.8g (1 tsp) serving of Dandyblend (made from dandelion roots + four other plants):

Major Minerals:
Potassium 22.2 mg
Sodium 3.2 mg
Phosphorus 2.8 mg
Magnesium 2.0 mg
Calcium 2.1 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Aluminum 0.05mg
Manganese 0.03

Trace Minerals:
Rubidium 12.0 mcg
Zinc 8.6 mcg
Barium 6.0 mcg
Boron 4.0 mcg
Copper 1.6 mcg
Strontium 2.0 mcg
Chromium 2.0 mcg
Titanium 2.0 mcg

In addition:
Phytochemical list for dandelion roots:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandelion_coffee

Sesquiterpene lactones

    Taraxacin (a digestive bitter and diuretic)
    Phenylpropanoid glycosides: dihydroconiferin, syringin, and dihydrosyringin (detergent-like sugars)
    Taraxacoside (a growth hormone sugar)
    Lactupircin (an analgesic sedative stronger than Ibuprofen)

Carotenoids

    Lutein (a carotenoid eye protectant, especially of the macula)
    Violaxanthin (an eye protectant, especially of the macula, derived from zeaxanthin)

Coumarins

    Esculin (vasoprotective)
    Scopoletin (anticoagulant)

Flavonoids

    Apigenin-7-glucoside (antimutagenic, anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory)
    Luteolin-7-glucoside (a.k.a. cynaroside, strongly anti-cancer)
    Isorhamnetin 3-glucoside (anti-oxidant, anti-cataract)
    Luteolin-7-diglucoside (antioxidant, a free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory, strongly anti-cancer)
    Quercetin-7-glucoside (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative and anticarcinogenic)
    Quercetin (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, phyto-estrogen, anti-cancer, enzyme regulator)
    Luteolin (antioxidant, a free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory, strongly anti-cancer)
    Rutin (antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, and anticarcinogenic)
    Chrysoeriol (vaso-relaxant and anti-hypertensive)

Phenolic acids

    Caffeic acid (anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant)
    Chlorogenic acid (anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory)
    Chicoric acid (stimulates immunity, protects collagen)
    ρ-hydroxyphenylacetic acids (anti-oxidants)

Polysaccharides

    Glucans mannans (intra-cranial pressure reduction, lowers ocular pressure, diuretic, increases transplant success rate, antiinflammatory, immunostimulatory, antioxidant, anticoagulant, antiviral, antiproliferative, antiapoptosis and antitumor properties)
    inulin (inhibits growth or activities of certain pathogenic bacteria

Cyanogenic glycosides

    Prunasin (byproduct amygdalin is anti-neoplastic)

Sesquiterpene lactones (of the germacranolide type)

    11β, 13-dihydrolactucin (analgesic, sedative, antimalarial)
    Ixerin D (prevents/reduces stone formation, indigestion, pneumonia, hepatitis, and tumors)
    Ainslioside taraxinic acid (anti-leukemia)
    β-glucopyranosyl (a sugar capable of interacting with RNA)
    Taraxinic acid (anti-leukemia)
    Glucosyl ester (energy production and storage)
    11-dihydrotaraxinic acid and 13-dihydrotaraxinic acid (antivirals)
    l'-glucoside a.k.a. betulinic acid, betulin (antiprotozoal, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, chemopreventive, antiretroviral, antimalarial and anti-tumor - especially head, neck and melanomas.)
    Lactucopicrin (sedative and analgesic)
    Lactucin (sedative and analgesic)
    Cichorin (stimulates the immune system and protects collagen)

Eudesmanolides

    Tetrahydroridentin-B
    Taraxacolide-O-β-glucopyranoside
    Prunasin (anti-tumor)
    Dihydroconiferin
    Syringin (antidiabetic)
    Dihydrosyringin
    Taraxasterol
    ψ-taraxasterol
    Homo-taraxasterol
    Stigmatsterol (an anti-angiogenic and anti-cancer steroid  and hormone precursor)

Triterpenes

    Cycloartenol
    α-amyrin
    β-amyrin ((a gastroprotective, antipruritic, analgesic and hepatoprotective triterpene)
    Arnidiol
    Faradiol
    Lupeol (antiprotozoal, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, chemopreventive, antiretroviral, antimalarial and anti-tumor - especially head, neck and melanomas.)
    Taraxol
    Taraxaserol and
    3β-hydroxylup-18-ene-21-one

Sterols

    Taraxasterol
    ψ-taraxasterol
    Homo-taraxasterol
    β-sitosterol (a steroid that may reduce benign prostatic hyperplasia and blood cholesterol levels)
    Stigmatsterol (an anti-angiogenic and anti-cancer steroid  and hormone precursor)
    Campesterol (anti-inflammatory)

Other

    Lettucenin A
    Taraxalisin, a serine proteinase
    Amino acids
    Choline (a B-vitamin)
    Mucilage
    Pectin

https://www.ekowarehouse.com/jianmar-llc-1/organic-dandelion-root-1

https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/sial/09236?lang=en&region=US

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta-Sitosterol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigmasterol

http://healthy-food-house.com/similar-opium-best-natural-painkiller-grows-backyard/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeaxanthin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutein

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesculin

https://www.cogentoa.com/article/10.1080/23312009.2016.1212452

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/44690843_Isorhamnetin-3-glucos

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/luteolin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercetin

https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/sial/16654?lang=en&region=US

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/rutin#section=ATC-Code

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeic_acid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorogenic_acid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cichoric_acid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannitol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inulin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunasin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactucin

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-015-0700-x

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betulinic_acid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupeol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactucopicrin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cichoric_acid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syringin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campesterol

Long-term storage potential:

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With extracts, there is nothing to go rancid or oxidize, so the shelf life could be unlimited as long as storage conditions are cool and dry.

Dandy Blend has been on the market for over 25 years (2017). We have saved samples of the earliest packages, and periodically test them. They are still the same as they were–a loose, brown powder with no color or consistency change–and taste the same as they did when new..

If, however, Dandy Blend is exposed to humidity or other moisture, it will harden to the consistency of a brick. It is still usable if you break off a piece and boil it for a while in water, but the flavor is not as good.

https://dandyblend.com/faqs/


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Re: what is 'survival food' / what to think of
« Reply #242 on: July 17, 2019, 05:45:17 PM »
I remember an era when I used to drink only dandelion root coffee or something with dandelion root and/or chicory etc.  Those beverages definitely had a strengthening effect on me.

https://practicalselfreliance.com/dandelion-coffee/

https://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/6/30/8871449/demystifying-dandelion-coffee-the-hippest-new-health-drink

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« Reply #243 on: July 17, 2019, 10:23:22 PM »
R.R. great post. I agree, dandelions, seeds, tea, coffee all good additions to the survival cabinet... We should all allow at least a small corner of the property to have dandelions growing. :)
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Let dandelions grow. Bees, beetles and birds need them

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2015/may/12/dandelions-pollinators-wildlife-garden

Dandelions are demonised as one of the most pernicious weeds, but hold back on the mowing and you’ll find a whole range of garden wildlife depends on them for food, writes Kate Bradbury

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Tue 12 May 2015 06.35 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 12.53 EST

Image:  Two Bees and dandelion flower.
Photograph: Alamy

A few weeks ago I walked past a lawn which hadn’t yet had its first spring cut. It was awash with bright yellow dandelions, and each one was peppered with several pollen beetles, perhaps enjoying their first meal of the year. A week later the dandelions were buzzing with bees, but a few days after that, this little patch of wildflowers had been razed – what happened to the pollen beetles and the bees?

As I write, thousands of hectares of such wildflower habitat are being destroyed under the blades of our lawn mowers, and the bees, pollen beetles, butterflies and moths are going hungry. As a weed, it’s one of the most unpopular of the bunch: dandelion tap roots are notoriously hard to dig out, the plants have an almost unrivalled knack of propagating themselves, including in walls and cracks in paving where nothing else would live, and – to add insult to injury – they are often the first flower we see in spring and the last in autumn. The dandelion is bold and brash and unrelenting. But that is why it is brilliant. It’s virtually everywhere and nearly always in flower; it’s the pollinator’s best friend.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), was named after the French dent de lion, meaning lion’s tooth, which refers to its toothed leaves. Other names for dandelion include wet-the-bed and pissy-beds, which refer to its effectiveness as a diuretic

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« Reply #244 on: July 17, 2019, 10:24:35 PM »
It Could Promote Liver Health
Dandelion root has long been held as a “liver tonic” in folk medicine. ... Naturopaths believe it means that dandelion root tea could help detoxify the liver, help with skin and eye problems, and relieve symptoms of liver disease.
7 Ways Dandelion Tea Could Be Good for You - Healthline
https://www.healthline.com/health/ways-dandelion-tea-could-be-good-for-your

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« Reply #245 on: July 18, 2019, 07:58:51 PM »
I remember an era when I used to drink only dandelion root coffee or something with dandelion root and/or chicory etc.  Those beverages definitely had a strengthening effect on me.
Do you think you'll return to the healthful practice?

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« Reply #246 on: July 22, 2019, 12:27:36 AM »
I remember an era when I used to drink only dandelion root coffee or something with dandelion root and/or chicory etc.  Those beverages definitely had a strengthening effect on me.
Do you think you'll return to the healthful practice?

At this point, not thinkin' I will give up regular coffee but I will supplement the coffee with the dandelion root and other beverages I used to drink. Especially when the weather is cold or I am feeling under the weather, hot beverages are better.
A lot of the coffee substitutes are made of ingredients which act as a nerve tonic, instead of a stimulant, which is good.

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« Reply #247 on: July 22, 2019, 12:33:32 AM »
https://elanaspantry.com/dandelion-root-coffee/

According to The Way of Herbs , “Roasted dandelion root makes a pleasant beverage that can be consumed daily. It combines well with kukicha tea or chicory root.” I pair dandelion root with chicory which gives this Dandelion Root Coffee a deliciously bitter, coffee-like flavor.Feb 22, 2011
Dandelion Root Coffee Recipe | Elana's Pantry
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https://coffee-brewing-methods.com/coffee/6-healthy-alternatives-to-coffee-cafix-vs-pero-vs-teeccino/     
Cafix is made from chicory, barley, malted barley, figs, and red beet extract. Cafix pride with clean ingredients, non-GMO, if this is a concern for you.



 

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