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dandelion: this one not so good for dandelion coffee.

How to Make Dandelion Root Tea: The Best Dandelion Root Coffee Recipe

Despite being the bane of suburban lawn-havers’ everywhere, dandelion has gained popularity for it’s robust health benefits. Dandelion, or taxaracum officinale is a popular the herb-of-choice for many herbalists treating liver support, detoxification, digestive woes and PMS.

Since it’s now a trending drink among non-herbalists, the world is wondering: what is dandelion coffee (tea), what its benefits are and most pressingly: does it actually taste like coffee?!

Stick around, because this comprehensive guide will walk you through the process from foraging to brewing– even if you’re not a seasoned wildcraft-er.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Common Names: Piss-en-lit (French for “piss-a-bed”. Thanks France?)Family: Asteraceae / Compositae [1]Taste: BitterEnergetics: Cooling and DryingHeight: 2-18″Location: Throughout U.S. (except in the South) Habitat: lawns, fields, pastures, roadsides, disturbed areas Parts edible: all except stalkSeasonal Availability: For medicinal uses, collect in fall. For food, collect crown and roots in spring or fall. Physical Description: Biennial or perennial …

Burdock (Arctium minus, Arctium lappa)

Family: Asteraceae Description: 1st season – Long-stalked, heart-shaped leaves that can grow up to 18″. Dark green leaves, wavy edge and wooly underneath. Looks similar to wild rhubarb, although Burdock has a potent (bad) smell, unlike wild rhubarb. 2nd season – Branches stem during second season and grows to 3-5 feet. Leaves are alternate, ovate …