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Do Dandelions Make You Wet The Bed?

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Some people remember as kids hearing about the rumor about dandelions. It is stated that if you smell or come in contact with a dandelion that you will pee the bed that night. This is one of the many types of tales that children like to share with each other. This idea is a myth of course. However, just like all myths, there is truth hidden within the fable. Dandelions may not be the cause of wetting the bed, but it is possible for it to be a factor. This stems from the fact that the plant is a diuretic. A diuretic increases the amount of urine that is released by the body. However, in order for you to experience this diuretic property of the dandelion, you would have to do more than simply smelling or coming into contact with it. You would have to digest it. So if you consume a certain quantity of dandelions before going to sleep and stay asleep through the night, you may awaken to find that your bed is now wet. This would then make dandelions a factor of the bed wetting, not the cause.
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I think that learn2mac is right though, whenever I picked a dandelion, it made me piss the  bed when I was younger. I think it is because babies/kids have smaller bladders
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I have no idea if it's related, but in French a dandelion is called pissenlit literally pissinbed, however the French people I know have never heard of this rumour, despite the obvious connection to it in their language.  Perhaps 100's of years ago when 'middle English' was formed, around Norman times when much vocabulary was borrowed from the Anglo-French, this children's tale was created in jest??
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Do dandelions make you wet the bed
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Yes personally I think they do coz I eard tht they make but I have never  picked a dandelion up but my friend lauren hayward has many times x

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