Dandelion was first mentioned in the 10th and 11th centuries by Arabian physicians who used this herb as a leaf vegetable. Originally native to Europe and Asia, dandelion was imported to North America as a spring green. Its nutrients include bitter taraxacins, sitosterol, stigmasterol, alpha and beta carotene, cafeic acid, mucilage, and potassium. It also contains significant levels of vitamin A, C, D, and B complex as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon.
Suggested use: 1 tablespoon in an infusion or decoction. Caution has been suggested for person with gallstones.
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