Taraxacum officinalis L., Asteraceae
We love dandelion! Their fresh, chlorophyll-filled leaves are more nutritious than anything you can buy. Dried wild dandelion leaves are prepared as a full-bodied, flavorful, slightly-bitter tisane, useful for digestive disorders, high cholesterol, liver cleansing, and skin problems.
Wild dandelion leaves are exceptionally high in beta-carotene and loaded with calcium, iron, potassium, vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, and K.
We wild-harvest wild dandelion greens before the flowers appear from April through June and again in the fall in northern Saskatchewan.