The Hedge Craft – Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) – root and leaf
• prime diuretic (providing potassium even as it releases excess
water) as well as eliminates uric acid (good against gout and
arthritis)
• bitter tonic (strengthens the liver)
• mild laxative
• kidney tonic and useful for treating liver conditions (introduce
slowly as it increases bile)
This herb is used as a tea, tincture, decoction or the leaves eaten fresh in
salads