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Dandelion

January 06, 2021

Dandelion

Taraxacum  officinale

Family:  Asteraceae

Part used:  Root, leaves, flowers

Energetics:  Bitter, sweet, cooling

Actions:  Alterative  (mild),  bitter tonic, diuretic  (mild), hepatoprotective (mild)

Dandelion Botanical Drawing

Dandelion  is  a  deep  love,  the  mascot  of  my  business  and the  inspiration  behind  the  name  Herbal  Revolution.  It  was one  of  the  first  herbs  I  learned  to  work  with  on  a  deep  level.  I eagerly  await  the  arrival  of  spring  each  year,  so  I  can  see the  fields  on  the  farm  turn  into  a  sea  of  beautiful  yellow.  I harvest  the  roots,  leaves  and  flowers  in  the  spring  and  fall  to eat,  tincture  and  dry  for  tea,  soup  stocks,  oils  and  vinegars. I love  using  dandelion  for  digestive  and  liver  support, lymph  congestion,  especially  in  the  breasts,  and  skin conditions.

Contraindications:  None known.





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