Lets talk about... Dandelion!

Nov 02 , 2021

Lets talk about... Dandelion!

Most people think of dandelion (taraxacum officinale) as an annoying weed that should quickly be removed from their garden or lawn. However, this plant has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries due to its many benefits and uses. Dandelion is a great option if you’re looking for immune support; some research indicates that dandelion may have antimicrobial and antiviral properties, which could support your body’s ability to fight infection. Dandelion is also a good source of Vitamin C; one of the most helpful vitamins for the immune system. Dandelion also aids healthy liver function and detoxification. What's not to love?

As well as its therapeutic value, dandelion is a popular choice for those looking for a caffeine free alternative to coffee. You might be surprised to learn that dandelion has a very similar taste to coffee – without the acidity! We have a large range of dandelion coffee alternatives available both in store and online, click here to see what’s on offer. 

If you’re not a fan of coffee but like the sound of an immune boosting tea don't fret because we have plenty of other options for you. Oku Protect is a great option; this tea is all about protecting and supporting you naturally when you need it most. From the wonderfully versatile Kawakawa to Manuka’s robust properties, the addition of the delicate but remarkable Elderflower, and the sweet supporting qualities of Rosehips. Harney Tune Up is another tea specially designed to support your body’s defences. This organic brew combines flavours of tropical hibiscus, rosehips, apple, powerful echinacea and cornflowers for an energetic, antioxidant-filled base. Add vitamin-rich lemon peel and soothing ginger root along with cooling eucalyptus, peppermint, and a sparkle of clove for a brew that's deliciously good for you. Also, within the Pukka tea range we have some immune support options, click here to see the range.

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have so please give us a call or pop in store to have a chat with one of our friendly, knowledgable team members if you would like to learn more!