What is Dandelion?
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has a long tap root and many who have tried to weed it out of gardens or flower beds will be familiar with how difficult it is to get the whole root out of the ground. When dried, dandelion root has been used to make Coffee substitutes. Dandelion leaves can be eaten raw, in salads.
Dandelion root and leaves have also been used for centuries in healthcare. The Arabian physicians extolled the virtues of dandelion as early as the tenth and eleventh centuries and in the 13th century the Welsh recognised its beneficial properties.
It is then no wonder that A.Vogel think so highly of the use of the dandelion. Far from discarding it as an invasive weed, their gardeners carefully nurture this annual crop, using it's fresh leaves and roots to help make A.Vogel Dandelion Taraxacum.
How can Dandelion benefit personal health?
When used for medicine, the versatile dandelion can be made into Tea, Tinctures, and infusions. In traditional Native American & Chinese medicine, dandelion was used to treat liver & stomach conditions, however today, many believe that it may prove useful in the treatment of high Cholesterol, Acne, Eczema, Heartburn and gastrointestinal disorders. A.Vogel Dandelion Taraxacum Drops are recommended for supporting the gall bladder and may also help as a mild diuretic.