Dandelion

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Dandelion
Taraxacum officinalis

Native to most parts of the world. The common weed of lawns and wayside. A very hardy plant. Used as a food as well as a folk remedy.

Functions / Benefiits
The root is mildly laxative, diuretic and strengthens the liver. Appetite stimulant.

Indications
- The root is used for – Mild jaundice. Gallstones. Poor appetite. Allergies. Skin complaints. Rheumatism.
- The leaf is used for – Water retention. Swollen ankles. Premenstrual water retention.
- The sap from the flower stalk can be applied to warts.

Contraindications
Considered safe and unlikely to cause any adverse side effects.

Method & Dose
May be taken freely. The root is decocted and the leaf taken as a tea. Fresh leaves can be added to salads.

   
     

 

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