Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is the unassuming powerhouse of herbal medicine. Often mischaracterized as a weed, dandelion (the leaf in particular) is packed with beneficial nutrients that allow it to make substantial, positive contributions toward supporting good health. In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion is used to encourage liver health, nourish bones and joints, and support the body’s normal detoxification routes.
The dandelion contains antioxidants that promote normal lipid profiles and blood sugar. Antioxidants, like those found within the dandelion leaf, may be one of the best natural therapies for protecting the liver against oxidative stress.