A great digestive aid that horses love to graze on in early spring. One of the most renowned herbs for supporting the liver's work of eliminating waste from itself and the lymph system.
Dandelion aids in flushing the system of toxins that may contribute to inflammation. Considered to be one of the safest diuretic herbs, a.k.a.--the herbal Lasix. Since it is high in potassium it does not deplete the system the way Furosemide tends to. Also rich in magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D. Some people have reported success against warts from applying the white milky latex sap from the fresh stem.
Research: Herbs for Health and Healing, by Kathi Keville: A Modern Horse Herbal, by Hilary Page Self Herbs--Partners in Life, by Adele G. Dawson
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