Dandelion – A Pesky Weed or Excellent Food and Medicine?

Gardeners consider it to be a pesky weed; children puff its fluff and make wishes, but for herbalists, dandelion is excellent medicine. A rich source of beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, iron and calcium, dandelion has a history of use as a laxative and appetite stimulant. Both the leaves and the roots of this plant are considered to have numerous health benefits.

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