DANDELION – “Lion’s Tooth” Herb has a lot of Bite!
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 5, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
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Our fan, Minna, was wondering if Dandelion is as good as she’d been hearing. It is!
I include Dandelion in many formulas because it’s so beneficial to overall health. It’s especially helpful to the liver, the main organ of detoxification in our body. Keeping our liver healthy & strong, will do a lot in keeping the rest of our body strong & healthy, too.
Dandelion leaf is also excellent – it’s a mild diuretic, and very high in potassium. Try the fresh leaves lightly steamed with a little butter and lemon juice – it’s great “food as medicine”!
So, can anyone tell me how Dandelion got its name? (Hint: something about the leaves…)
You can learn more about Dandelion here.
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Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan