Dandelion. It’s not just a pretty flower to make wishes upon. Today we’re here to talk about the health properties of Dandelion, an ingredient found in many teas and health agents (and as we’re all huge tea and health fans over here at SMT) we’re wanting to bring it in to some public focus.
Dandelion is an invaluable herb, naturally rich in the minerals potassium, calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium and phosphorous, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. It is one of the best-known herbs, used for hundreds of years as a traditional and modern medicine by many different cultures, and acknowledged for its supportive effects on the liver, gall bladder and spleen.
It is well regarded as a natural liver tonic, alkalising agent, detoxifier and cleansing to the colon, as well as supporting digestive and kidney function. The bitter aspects of the herb stimulate digestion and may help with indigestion, as well as supporting healthy gut function.
The supportive and cleansing actions of dandelion on the many bodily organs and systems makes it an essential part of any detox program.