Nature's Herbs - Dandelion Root - 100 Capsules Nature's Herbs Dandelion Root grows in rich fertile meadows of Europe and China. This unwelcome inhabitant of lawns is actually quite beneficial. American Indians traditionally combined the Dandelion Leaves with the Roots to brew an herbla tea. DandelionParts used and where grownClosely related to chicory, dandelion is a common plant worldwide and the bane of those looking for the perfect lawn. The plant grows to a height of about 12 inches, producing spatula-like leaves and yellow flowers that bloom year-round. Upon maturation, the flower turns into the characteristic puffball containing seeds that are dispersed in the wind. Dandelion is grown commercially in the United States and Europe. The leaves and root are used in herbal supplements. Historical or Traditional Use Dandelion is commonly used as a food. The leaves are used in salads and teas, while the roots are sometimes used as a coffee substitute. Dandelion leaves and roots have been used for hundreds of years to treat liver, gallbladder, kidney, and joint problems. In some traditions, dandelion is considered a blood purifier and is used for conditions as varied as eczema and cancer. As is the case today, dandelion leaves have also been used historically to treat water retention. About Nature's HerbsTheir RootsTwinlab was created in 1968 when founder David Blechman leveraged his 20 years of expertise in the pharmaceutical industry to develop and market a liquid protein supplement. Working out of his family's garage, he and his wife named their developing business Twinlab, after the couple's two sets of twins. Sales soared, and in the 1980s, Twinlab branched out to a broader range of vitamins, minerals, herbs and teas. TodaySince 1968, the Twinlab brand has been the trusted leader for innovative, high performance health and wellness products.