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.
- 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.
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.