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Dandelion Root


Two years ago I had to order Dandelion root from Mountain Rose, this year I've harvested my own. We've got more dandelion than I've ever seen growing everywhere so it was easy. I dried the root, chopped it and put it in a jar. Throughout the year I make tea out of it for a liver cleanse. It helped our dog Sesame get through a near death vaccine poisoning in the Fall. I hope to harvest milk thistle this year too, the two work best when paired.

2 comments:

Urban Turnip said...

When is the best time to harvest dandelion root? When the plant is young or once it has flowered?

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne said...

During flowering, however the best root is on it's 2nd year. Of course a first year plant is still a medicine and I pick mine, but a 2 year plant is best.