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16 Health Benefits of Dandelion

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  • Dandelion is well known as a sturdy, prolific weed that often grows unwanted in gardens, lawns, fields and playgrounds, but it actually has many benefits. From the leaves and roots to its stems and flowers, every part of this plant can be useful
  • It has a long history of medicinal use, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as well as traditional Arabic, Indian and Russian medical systems. Its root contains carotenoids, minerals, vitamins and various bioactive components
  • Although dandelions offer a number of potential health benefits, not all of them are safe to consume. Dandelions found in backyards, lawns and other open areas may be contaminated with herbicides, pesticides and other pollutants, so it’s best to steer clear of them

Dandelion is well-known as a sturdy, prolific weed that often grows unwanted in gardens, lawns, fields and playgrounds, but it’s actually an herb that has many benefits. From the dandelion leaves and roots to its stems and flowers, every part of this plant is useful. Read on to find out more about the benefits of dandelion herb and the ways you can use it to your health’s advantage.


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