Botanical Name - Taraxacum officinalis
Organic Status - Conventional
Country of Origin - Germany
Plant Part - Root
Dandelion may be just a pesky weed to some, but it actually has an interesting history as a nutritious healing herb dating back more than 1000 years.
Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and Indian Ayurvedic healers used Dandelion to treat a wide range of ailments including colds, bronchitis, ulcers and obesity. It was discovered in the 12th century that dandelion acted as a diuretic - increasing urine production.
Suggested preparation: boil 2 to 3 teaspoons of Dandelion root per cup of water for 15 minutes, then allow to cool before serving. Has a pleasant flavour with hints of bitterness.