You may be familiar with dandelion as a stubborn garden weed, however in traditional herbal medicine dandelion is revered for its wide array of medicinal properties. Dandelion leaves are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. They also contain vitamin E, folate and small amounts of B vitamins.
Dandelion leaves also provide a substantial amount of several minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. As well as being full of antioxidants, they are anti-inflamatory, promote a healthy liver, and are good for digestive issues.
Dandelion leaves and flowers are also very good for the skin, reducing inflammation and protecting against free radicals.
Medicinally, the dandelion is a friend of the liver and the kidneys, and both dried leaves and ground-up roots are used in detoxification teas. Dandelion tea can also help with acne, eczema, and other skin issues. Dandelion’s magical properties are fairly focused on divination, interaction with the spirit world, and granting wishes.
Chamberlain, Lisa. Wicca Herbal Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Wiccan Herbal Magic, with Simple Herb Spells (pp. 46-47). Chamberlain Publications (Wicca Shorts).
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- Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinalis
- Organic Status: Certified Organic
- Country of Origin: Poland
- Plant Part: Leaf
Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.