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Common Name: Dandelion (or lion’s tooth)
Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinale
Certified Organic Dandelion Root Summary
Dandelion, that sunny weed that is the bane of any perfect lawn seeking homeowner is so much more than something to be eradicated. In fact, dandelion is an herb with so much potential that it should be revered by the DIY homemaker. This amazing wildflower has tremendous medicinal, nutritive, and creative uses.
Not only is dandelion root shown to greatly help with issues in the digestive tract and gut, herbalist Rosemary Gladstar strongly suggests it for bloating, premenstrual issues, and for breast tenderness. She even says that it is invaluable for women who are going through menopause.
Dandelion Root Body Uses
Digestion: Take some certified organic dandelion root tincture to help the body digest large meals and fight the sluggish feeling that often follows holiday feasts. Learn how to make a tincture (with many of the herbs we offer right here in the Herbal Boutique) on our Scratch Mommy blog.
You can even grind your certified organic dandelion root into a powder and encapsulate it!
Dandelion As Food
Dandelion is known for having antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and hepatoprotective properties (which basically means that it helps the liver).
Homemade Coffee: Add a bit of certified organic roasted chicory root (sold right here at Pronounce Skincare & Herbal Boutique!) to your dandelion root and you have an amazing coffee substitute! Here is our favorite ‘coffee’ recipe…
- Equal parts dandelion root and roasted chicory root.
- Filtered water.
- To make one regular sized cup of “coffee,” you’ll want to use 1/2 T of dandelion root and 1/2 T of roasted chicory root (also for sale right here in the Apothecary).
- Bring water just to a boil. Add your “coffee.” Let it do its thing for 5 minutes or so. Strain out the dandelion and chicory, leaving a lovely, rich, earthy, fragrant cup of “Joe.”
Precautions: No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.