Where to start with this outstanding herbal ally?!! True dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has to be the most wrongfully maligned plant in existence – it is universally hated by lawn care enthusiasts and is a prevalent farm ‘weed.’ It is, however, universally praised, honored & adored by herbalists worldwide, and for good reason! Firstly, Dandelion’s leaves are edible and are a digestive bitter – stimulating the production of saliva, stomach acid, and bile – aiding the entire digestive process from beginning to end. As a food or tea, the leaves are a potent diuretic high in potassium, replacing the potassium lost during urination. The leaves are also very rich in vitamins (A, C, D, and B) and minerals (iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon). Externally, the mashed fresh leaves or root can be used alone or with other herbs (such as plantain, comfrey, mallow, yarrow) can be used as a poultice, bringing gentle relief and healing action to minor abrasions and insect bites.
90 days to leaf. 150 days – 2nd year for root harvest. Perennial
Currently out of stock, but we’ve got new crops in the field! Anticipated arrival, late Summer 2016!