by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupé
Though dandelion is oft accused of weedy behavior, its medicinal and nutritive qualities make it an herbalist’s treasure. This volume of The Practical Herbalist’s Herbal Folio series delves into the many healthful uses of dandelion. Learn how dandelion helps with recovery from illnesses, such as colds, flus, and sinus infections; helps the body process hormones, making dandelion a perfect assistant for adolescence and menopause; helps improve women’s fertility and aids in lactation; helps improve digestion and eliminate toxins from the body, supporting the liver and even helping heal liver diseases like Hepatitis B and C; replaces essential potassium while supporting the kidneys, encouraging healthy blood pressure and helping the body to naturally correct high blood pressure; helps ease those with incessant muscle tension due to overwork; helps reduce high cholesterol and can even ease edema.
Discover uses for dandelion that extend beyond the purely medicinal, like using dandelion to bitter your homebrew, or improving your garden soil with dandelion. We’ll touch on the history and magic of dandelion, cover how you can use dandelion to care for your animal companions, and offer a few recipes to get you started before covering the cautions that relate to using this weedy little herb. As always, Dandelion: Herbal Medicine Rooted in Your Front Yard includes quick facts and a list of references for further research and learning.
For more information on Dandelion, purchase a copy of Dandelion: Herbal Medicine Rooted in Your Front Yard. This Herbal Folio contains expanded information, including:
- Medicinal Properties
- Conditions best helped by Dandelion
- Gardening and Gathering
- Animal Husbandry
- Household Formulas
- History, Folklore, Myth, and Magic
- A Printable Quick Facts Card
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