Dandelion (Taraxacum) - Extract of freshly harvested Dandelion
~ Made from freshly harvested Dandelion root and herb
~ Organically grown
~ Botanical food supplement
~ Uses: fluid retention, liver tonic
The Dandelion is well known for its flower, its roundel of seeds and its trademark smell. Far from discarding it as an invasive weed, our gardeners carefully nurture their annual crop, using the fresh leaves and roots of this undervalued plant to help produce this A.Vogel herbal food supplement.
What is Dandelion?
The Dandelion plant is often seen as a weed. However, it has distinct medicinal properties and its action on the liver is particularly prized by herbalists.
Dandelion 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 Alfred Vogel thought so highly of the use of dandelion root and leaves - to this day it is treated with great respect.
How it works
Dandelion is an excellent cleansing agent, being one of the most effective detoxifying herbs. It possesses a wide range of active constituents and is also rich in minerals and nutrients.
The root of the plant stimulates liver function. This has a primary use in improving digestion as a result of an increase in digestive juices. In addition, Dandelion leaves have diuretic and mild laxative properties.
Additional advice: Those with liver complaints, gallstones or an obstructed bile duct should first consult a Doctor. Do not take alongside diuretics.