Dandelion Leaf

Dandelion Leaf - Taraxacum officinale
dandelion leaf
There are many common names for this herb like priest’s crown, Irish daisy, monk’s head, blowball and lion’s tooth. It is used in our delicious Glowing Mama Rooibos Herbal Tea!

History

Dandelion was first mentioned in Western medicine in 1485 in the “Ortus Sanitatis”, although an oriental version of the herb had been used in China since the 7th century. This herb is extremely good at increasing urination, hence the French name, “pissenlit” and Old English, “piddlybeds”.

Benefits

Extremely rich in potassium
Tonic action on the liver
Gentle laxative
Good for fluid retention
Good for combating pre-eclampsia