DandelionHerbal Extract (Taraxacum officinalis) is prepared from the whole plant harvested in spring. Various parts of Dandelion are used for different purposes. The leaves are bitter, high in minerals including potassium & are known for their diuretic action. The root has a strong affinity to the liver and is very useful for digestion. It is bitter & cooling.
In early spring once the flowers begin to bloom I harvest the young whole plants for my herbal extract. I like using the whole plant so that I get the whole combination of beneficial actions captured in an herbal extract.
Recommended use: add 1 - 30 drops to a small amount of water and take 1 - 3 times per day. Consult a knowledgeable herbalist for more specifics.