The Dandy Dandelion and Why She Deserves Better


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So a little while ago, my podcast editor requested an episode on dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). As an herbalist, I assume everyone knows all about dandelion because it’s such a stand out plant friend thanks to all that she has to offer us. Almost every herbalist I’ve interviewed seems to mention it, right back to my very first episode interviewing Missy Rohs of the Arctos School of Herbal & Botanical Studies. Missy loves dandelions! However, when I accidentally saw a commercial for “weed killer” starring an oh-so capable man lording over his unwitting prey, spray bottle in hand. News flash: we aren’t at war with the plants, people!

Far from it, in fact. So in this episode I familiarize you with some of the history and lore surrounding this wonderful plant friend. We’ll talk about how it got its name and how you can spot its many, many imposters. We’ll touch on one of the best way to get herbal medicine on board which is in your food. You are what you eat, right?

So sit back, relax, and lend an ear to learn the ins and outs of the oh so dandy Dandelion.

Make sure you're nourishing your body and you're taking care of you from the inside out. Remember, different bodies react to herbs in different ways. The information presented is in no way meant to diagnose or remedy any ailment. Find out what works for you with the help of a certified herbalist, naturopathic practitioner, or other health There’s a variety of ways to get this plant medicine in your body --tinctures, salves & balms, teas, etc. Check out Mountain Mel’s herbal products at Use code THP15 at checkout to receive 15% off just for listening. Or make your own with bulk herbs from our affiliate partners at Mountain Rose Herbs or Oshala Farms.

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Thanks for joining me today. Let’s inspire a movement where there’s an herbalist in every home...again! Together we can make herbalism #spreadlikewildflowers

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