Dandelion Leaf Loose Tea
To make tea, pour hot water onto about 1 teaspoon dried leaves and steep for 5-10 mins
The common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) belongs to the plant family Asteraceae, subfamily Cichorioideae with many varieties and microspecies. It is a perennial herb, native distributed in the warmer temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere inhabiting fields, roadsides and ruderal sites. T. officinale is consumed as vegetable food but also employed in European phytotherapy to treat disorders from the liver, gallbladder, digestive tract or rheumatic diseases. Modern herbal monographs consider the plant usage as safe and have evaluated the empiric use of T. officinale with a positive outcome.