Plant Uses: In traditional medicine, dandelion root has long been used to treat liver & stomach conditions. It can aid in the treatment of skin conditions, liver and gallbladder issues, digestion. Dandelion stimulates the release of bile from the gallbladder and production of more in the liver showing it may help to digest fats.
Plant Preparation: Decoction (cook your herbs).
Plant Properties: Nourishing, nutritive, digestive, purifying, detoxifying, alterative, tonic.
Energetics & Taste: Cooling, drying, bitter.
Scientific Name: Taraxacum Officinale.
Common Names: Puffball, lions tooth, Irish daisy, blow-ball.
Part Used: Root.
Cautions & Contraindications: With all herbs it is important you do your own research before consuming them. Although many herbs are generally safe to use, some herbs may have interactions with medication or be unsuitable to use during pregnancy.