Dandelion greens are one of my favorites and one of Mother Earth's most awesome plant medicines. Dandelion greens have been referenced for medicinal use since the 10th century. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, C & K, B6, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, iron, potassium, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. This plant is wonderful for purifying the blood, settling digestion, gallstones and strengthens bones. Vitamin A is an antioxidant carotenoid, which is excellent for the skin, mucous membranes and the eyes. The high fiber content of dandelion greens helps the gastrointestinal tract move waste and toxins out. The high vitamin and mineral content is crucial for generating red blood cells and regulating heart rate and blood pressure. The high vitamin K content is important for strengthening bones and teeth and may also play a role in fighting Alzheimer's disease by limiting neuron damage in the brain. Don't forget about the LIVER! Interesting note - earlier this year, researchers found that dandelion leaf supplementation promoted healthy lipid profiles (fat metabolization), reduced insulin resistance, and suppressed fat accumulation in the livers of mice. Dandelion greens have fabulous detoxifying effects. These benefits are likely due to its antioxidant content and ability to calm systemic inflammation. Dandelion greens are great raw in salad or steamed with your other favorite greens. Enjoy!