AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love – No. 21: Dandelion Root (with love from Teeccino)

September 16, 2022

AHPA's 40th anniversary celebrations continue with the twenty-first of many beloved herbs at the heart of our robust industry and vibrant community.

No. 21: Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale)

The supply of wild dandelion roots depends on people collecting them in the meadows of Eastern Europe where the roots have to be washed and dried under rural conditions. We are grateful for the collectors who make this effort every season for the benefit of those of us who love drinking dandelion teas and coffees.
The detoxification properties of dandelion roots have become ever more popular as more research reveals the health benefits of this ubiquitous wild herb that most people think of as ‘weeds'!


Share the Love

Do you want to celebrate an herb you love with AHPA's 40 Herbs We Love campaign for AHPA's 40th anniversary? Contact Amber Bennett to learn more about sponsoring your favorite herb!

More Ways to Celebrate

In addition to AHPA's 40 Herbs We Love, there are more fun and exciting ways to get involved with AHPA's 40th anniversary celebration.

You can:

  • Share your photos from the 80s! Pay homage to the 1980s (the decade AHPA was founded) by submitting photos of yourself and/or friends and colleagues in the herbal industry. The photos will be shared in the AHPA Report and on social media for members and followers to guess who is in the photo!

  • Author a 40th anniversary letter or guest article for the AHPA Report! Share a favorite memory or lesson learned, comment on a historical or present issue, or address AHPA members and friends of the herbal and natural products industry with your own 40th anniversary message in the monthly AHPA Report.

  • Join us for 40th anniversary AHPA Herb Talks! Gather (virtually) with fellow AHPA founders and friends for a pre-recorded video chats to discuss topics celebrating AHPA history, achievements, and what sets us apart in the herbal community. Videos will be available to watch on-demand and shared in AHPA Updates, the AHPA Report, and on social media.

Click here to download more information on all the ways you can join us to celebrate 40 years of AHPA, and contact Melissa Do with any questions and to get started.




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