One of the greatest tonic herbs, entire plant is restorative and rejuvenating. The root is a prized digestive bitter, stimulating the liver, inducing the flow of bile and cleaning the hepatic system, safe diuretic, tones kidneys and aids in proper water elimination with maintaining potassium levels. The leaves are high in vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamins A and C, both are food and medicine. Fresh herbs are not always available.
If you’re not sure about gathering your own herbs, then buying dried herbs with the botanical name is best.