Although my friend’s aunt and mother were not herbalists, they knew something that was contrary to popular belief; that dandelions are not a nuisance! Dandelions are a nutrient-rich source of vitamins A, C, and K as well as some vitamin E, folate and small amounts of vitamins B
Fast forward many years and I harvest this wonderful mild and gentle herb, both the flower and leaf, every spring. I include it in herbal remedies because aside from its richness in nutrients, there are many benefits. I add this in medicinal remedies when there is a need to lessen inflammation in the liver, gallbladder, or digestive tract. It is also great for urinary tract infections and cystitis. It is an excellent diuretic herb; helpful for water retention due to heart problems.
This herb must be used with caution during pregnancy, lactation, and with sedative and mood altering medications. Always consult a herbalist before taking any herbal medications.