You may be familiar with dandelion as a stubborn garden weed, however in traditional herbal medicine dandelion is revered for its wide array of medicinal properties.
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You may be familiar with dandelion as a stubborn garden weed, however in traditional herbal medicine dandelion is revered for its wide array of medicinal properties. Dandelion leaves are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. They also contain vitamin E, folate and small amounts of B vitamins. Dandelion leaves also provide a substantial amount of several minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. As well as being full of antioxidants, they are anti-inflamatory, promote a healthy liver, and are good for digestive issues. Dandelion leaves and flowers are also very good for the skin, reducing inflammation and protecting against free radicals.
|Botanical Name||Taraxacum officinalis|
|Country of Origin||Hungary/China|
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