Dandelion may be a pesky weed when it’s in your garden, but in your body, it could be the key to a successful spring detox. If you have a sluggish liver or suffer from digestive issues like bloating, dandelion is the ultimate superfood to kick-start your internal spring cleaning plan! Dandelion is called pu gong yin in Chinese medicine, where it’s traditionally known as a blood-purifying, immune-strengthening herb that targets the liver and stomach meridians. It gets to work by cooling and flushing out your kidneys, gallbladder, and liver, and acts as a diuretic, releasing excess fluid from your body.
Ayurveda holds that dandelion may help you achieve inner balance and harmony and will sync your body with the unique energy of the season. Now that winter is finally coming to an end, it’s the perfect time to tap into dandelion’s potential to make a clean sweep of your system and attune you to your environment. Plus, dandelion is an easy addition to a natural cleanse, because it’s relatively inexpensive and widely available. Have you seen your front lawn at the start of spring?!
Here are just some of the healthy highpoints of why dandelion roots and greens are a detoxing must-have: