Herbal Fact #15: DANDELION is a weed that is also an herbal supplement. Dandelion means “lion’s tooth” in French due to the jagged edge of its leaves which look like teeth.

DANDELION is a weed that is also an herbal supplement. Dandelion means "lion's tooth" in French due to the jagged edge of its leaves which look like teeth. It evolved about 30 million years ago and is found in ancient medicine where it was used for many conditions and to increase urination. The dandelion is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, and the phytonutrient Luteolin. The flower opens with sunrise and closes at sunset. It often shows up in grass lawns as a weed. When the flower goes to seed sparkler-like shoots appear. The seeds blow in the wind to form more dandelions genetically identical to the original, since reproduction is asexual and does not require pollination. Dandelion roots are roasted to make dandelion coffee which looks like coffee. Dandelion leaves are consumed as teas, tinctures and capsules as a digestive aid and to increase urine flow. So while you can get a wish by blowing its fluffy seeds, this herb is worthy of more!! #drdavidheber #dandelion #botanical to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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