Herb Highlight: Dandelion


A new year often brings about resolutions for healthy living, diet changes, and detoxing.

One herb that herbalists frequently find themselves using with clients in the new year is dandelion.  Yep, the little weeds that grow in your yard (although, we don’t suggest harvesting dandelions from your yard unless they’re not exposed to any chemicals or animal urine). This persistent plant packs amazing benefits!

It’s is an extremely nourishing herb for overall health, boosting healthy appetite and detoxification.

Herbalists traditionally use Dandelion for: Detoxification, Eczema, Liver Support, Blood Purification, Diuretic, Constipation, Anemia, and Weight Management.

Eating dandelion is gaining popularity as well, many stores carry organically grown it.  These plants are packed with many vitamins and minerals including vitamin A and C and are a fantastic addition to salads.  Dandelion wine is also a traditional beverage regaining popularity!

At Birds and Bees Teas we use Dandelion: in our Grounded tea. Here’s a little more information about our Grounded tea blend, “When planning and preparing for pregnancy, this balancing fertility blend is the nourishing and nutritive choice. Trace minerals and nutrients in these herbs have been used traditionally to build the blood, calm the nerves, and support the liver.”

We can also discuss making a custom blend for you and incorporate dandelion if you’re interested.

We hope that learning more about dandelion will help you gain new appreciation for these plants. Next time you see a dandelion in your garden you might appreciate it a little more as you’re pulling this powerful weed.


As always, consult with your healthcare provider before undergoing any changes to your healthcare regime.  These statements are educational and not intended to be taken as medical advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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