Don't mistake this plant for a weed; it's a powerful medicine and a very versatile herb, with all parts of the plant used for herbal remedies to help prevent and cure various health ailments. It is safe (and healthy) to eat the flowers, leaves, roots and all. It can be consumed raw, boiled or infused into a tea. Dandelion’s nutritional profile is rich in anti-oxidant and anti-inflammation properties, vitamins, and minerals.

One cup of dandelion greens:

  • 25 calories
  • 42 milligrams of sodium
  • 218 milligrams of potassium
  • 5 grams of carbohydrates
  • 7 percent dietary fiber
  • 535 percent vitamin K
  • 111 percent vitamin A
  • 32 percent vitamin C
  • 5 percent vitamin B6
  • 10 percent calcium
  • 9 percent iron
  • 5 percent magnesium 

Dandelion has been considered medicinal in many traditional and natural medicines for centuries. It is said that Native Americans have used dandelion to make tea, which was used to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn, and upset stomach. Traditional Chinese medicine uses dandelion to treat stomach problems, appendicitis, and breast problems such as inflammation or low milk production. In Europe, it has been used in remedies for fever, boils, eye problems, diabetes, and diarrhea. Who knew that this dainty, yellow flower could heal such a wide variety of ailments?

Dandelion is very well known for its skin care benefits and its ability to improve skin complexion. It does this with excellent detoxification properties, helping to flush toxins from the body and in turn keeping the skin clear.  Dandelion is effective for acne and other skin blemishes, eczema, psoriasis, and any forms of skin inflammation. Being a great anti-aging herb, it will brighten and rejuvenate your skin, and make the skin more firm and wrinkle-free. Because the skin is a microcosm of the body in general, dandelion will have similar effects on the skin’s natural functions of breathing, metabolism and excretion.

As you can tell, this herb is fantastic for overall skin health. 

Starflower has created a limited supply of Dandelion Body Créme because we have harvested a limited supply of the herb from our gardens only. We want to make more of these limited supply products which come only from our gardens and made as fresh as possible. This créme contains fresh picked dandelion infused in organic olive oil accompanied by chamomile, shea nut oil, St. John's Wort oil, beeswax, and Vitamin E for added benefits to the skin complimented with an aromatherapeutic essential oil synergy. The Dandelion Body Créme is best applied after a shower, but can be applied during the day or night for revitalized-looking skin any time of the day!