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How to harvest, prepare, and use dandelion leaf and root for beauty and health

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Published on Jun 2, 2014

Dandelions are one of the most healing, rejuvenating, and respected herbs in the world. Come with me on a video journey to learn to use them to enhance your health and beauty. I show you when to harvest, how to pick them, what nutrients they have, how that is beneficial, and how to prepare the root for dandelion tea or roast it for "coffee". Dandelion is also used in some great products you can use easily every day if you don't live near an area where you can harvest clean, pesticide free dandelions or just don't have time and energy.
The Latin name for dandelion is Taraxacum officinale and they grow wild in all kinds of places. They are a hardy plant that often pops up in sidewalk cracks and anywhere they can find a spare bit of dirt. They concentrate nutrients from the soil and that benefits you when you eat, drink, and apply them to your skin.

Traditional Medicinals was kind enough to provide me a sample of their tea to try. I was not paid for my opinion, and their tea is quite tasty. You can purchase it at your local health food or supplement store and at their website: http://traditionalmedicinals.com/prod...
They sent me the Dandelion Leaf and Root tea which is unroasted. It has a very nice, mild flavor and is incredibly easy to make and drink. For the most vitamins the unroasted variety is best as heat can damage some phytonutrients.

Featuring: Julie Longyear, Herbal Chemist for Blissoma Holistic Skincare
Music is by Colossus, My Former Self.

You can find out oh-so-much more information on Blissoma natural skincare and apothecary products at our home site: http://www.blissoma.com

My blog From the Bathtub has lots of indepth natural skincare information, recipes, meditations, and more. http://www.fromthebathtub.com

There is a more indepth post on the health benefits of Dandelion posted on my blog: http://www.fromthebathtub.com/2014/06...

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