What is it?
Thought of as a Weed this Nutritionally Dense Herb is a Perennial plant found all around the world.
What’s in it?
Dandelion leaves hold an extremely high Carotene amount, Protein, Inulin (helps with improving blood sugar & controlling diabetes), Vitamin C, B6, B2, B1, Vitamin D, Calcium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Boron, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, & Zinc.
What does it do for us?
Being a Diuretic, Dandelion is great for Detoxing & helps support the Liver. It can contribute to weight loss due to fluid retention, & greatly increases the removal of toxic bile & inflammation from both the Liver & Gallbladder. Dandelions also helps with lowering Cholesterol.
Best way to buy it?
Organic is a must with Dandelion due to the high pesticide use. If growing your own, remember to harvest before the flowers bloom to avoid the bitter taste.
Best way to use it?
Fresh leaves are great in Salads, Stir fry’s, in sandwiches, Raw, Steamed or Sauted, add them in place of any greens (Lettuce, Kale, Arugula). Roast & Grind the dried old roots into coffee. Steep flowers, leaves, stems & or roots to make a tea.
Individuals with allergies to the Daisy Family should stay away from Dandelions, those with problems associated with the bile ducts should not take it, & if you are already on diuretic drugs, or any medicines designed to lower your blood pressure, you should stay clear of dandelion extract.
Here’s to you being You.Naturally.