Herb of the Day: Dandelion

Herb of the Day: Dandelion

Posted by TriLight Health on May 21st 2019

The humble dandelion.  Gardeners hate it.  Kids love to play with them.  Herbalists see their true potential.  This prolific plant is truly a gift from nature.  Dandelion can be found in a wide variety of climates.  This seems to be symbolic to the wide variety of uses herbalists have found for this sunshine-y plant.  Leaf, flower, and root are used in a variety of herbal preparations.

Traditional Herbal Uses of Dandelion:

  • Anemia
  • High blood pressure
  • Liver disorders
  • Detoxing
  • Breast Cancer
  • Weight Management
  • Eczema 
  • Blood Purification
  • Diuretic
  • Constipation
  • Skin Conditions
  • Bile Production
  • UTI
  • Iron

Did You Know?

Did you know these interesting facts about dandelion?

- The root is commonly roasted as an herbal coffee alternative.  Especially when combined with chicory it has a similar flavor to coffee without the caffeine.
- The plant is edible.  People will add young leaves and the flower to salad.  The stems are also consumed and sometimes boiled as a noodle.
-  Those with ragweed allergies or issues with plants in the Asteraceae family may have issues with dandelion.  
- Dandelion closes up overnight.
- Coltsfoot is commonly mistaken as dandelion but is in fact a different plant.
- It will grow virtually anywhere but does best in rich soil with good moisture. 

TriLight Health and Dandelion

We use dandelion in UriCareTri-IronMove E-ZLivCare

UriCare is our UTI, Cystits, Bladder Inflammation & Kidney Infection Support Formula

Tri-Iron is our pregnancy friendly herbal mineral iron formula.  It is the safest available all organic natural iron formulas and has over 21 years of safe use.*


TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your health care practitioner before using products with any other medications. *Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.