CHINA. Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale), Certified Organic
Common names: Priest’s Crown, Swine’s Snout, Blowball, Cankerworm, Lion’s Tooth, Puffball, White Endive
Dandelion has been an ally to humans for millennia. Its history of propagating seems to follow the migrations of humans around the planet. This is a hardy and ubiquitous herb and can be found almost anywhere. The whole plant is edible and is often used in wild harvested salads. It grows a deep, starchy taproot, similar to a carrot, and is quite tenacious for those who have tried to pull it up by hand. Unfortunately it is often viewed as a nuisance and something to be eradicated, when really it is a helpful and friendly herb that is high in nutrients and has been a consistent food source throughout human evolution.
This yummy, rich, root is one of my favorite go-to herbs in tea. It provides a depth and body in the tea that really adds to the flavor. Mellow and slightly nutty, this herb has a reputation for supporting healthy liver function. It is a food safe herb and there are no toxicity issues.
You can find this root in our Em's Herbal Tea, one of our most popular tea blends.
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