Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, which consists of the species commonly known as dandelions. While currently viewed as yard weeds, dandelions have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over a thousand years and their flowers, leaves and roots were also used by the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks.

All parts of the dandelion can be consumed! Dandelion leaves can be eaten raw as a salad or cooked as a green. They are a source of vitamin A, C and K and also minerals such potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron. A dandelion’s roots are super nutritious and can be roasted to create a caffeine-free dandelion coffee or dried and drank as a tea. The roots encourage beneficial bacteria in the gut and a healthy urinary tract, acting as a diuretic!

Dandelion flowers are a powerhouse for the skin! It’s great for treating acne and healing dry cracked skin.

Dandelions potentially boost the immune system to help fight infections. They are also said to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties.1

“Naturopaths and other alternative practitioners often contend that dandelion can help treat a wide range of medical conditions—including arthritis, liver disease, diabetes, obesity, and even cancer…” -Very Well Health-

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