DANDELIONFound on every continent except Antarctica, dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) grows throughout the U.S. and is well known as a pesky garden weed. While the whole plant can be used, it is the roots that best provide support to the liver, as well as support digestion.*
Dandelion roots, which are typically harvested in the spring and fall, belong to a class of herbs referred to as bitters. Bitters act by stimulating the flow of bile, which aids the breakdown of fats during digestion and helps carry waste away, gently detoxifying the body.*
Roasted dandelion root tea has a pleasantly roasted, sweet and slightly bitter taste that some people liken to good coffee. Herbalists and plant people have always known that bitter is the better way to get your digestive juices flowing, improving the body’s digestive process.* No kitchen herb cabinet is complete without a good bitter herb like dandelion root on hand.