The humble dandelion flower can be found on every continent. This cheerful flower is a common sight in parks and on household lawns. The flower is considered by many to be a pesky weed, but many more people also realize the numerous health benefits of dandelion.
For centuries, the dandelion plant has been used to treat a wide variety of ailments and has many healing benefits including:
- Aids digestion
- Detoxifies the liver
- Reduce bloating
- Serves as a diuretic
- Supports bone health
- Regulate blood sugar
Dandelion leaves and roots are full of vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, B6, C, K, iron, zinc, potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium. Dandelion can be found in supplements, or mixed into a salad or its roots and leaves make a lovely tea. Dandelion tea is known to taste similar to coffee and can be drank as a substitute. Clair’s Teas of Joy blends dandelion with orange peel, elderberry, and ginger in our Purify & Detoxify tea. Try the Purify & Detoxify tea and experience the health benefits of dandelion firsthand.
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