Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Herbal Power: Dandelion or the Crown of the Priest




Dandelion

Taraxiacum Officinale

Priest’s crown ♦ Blowball ♦ Lions tooths ♦ White endive ♦ Golden Suns

Source From Koehler's Medicinal-Plants 1887

Scientific classification From Wikipedia

Dandelion and The Ocean, Photo taken near the beach in West Vancouver, USA; on 07-14-2005, at 19:12:09. Photographer Paul Davidson who published [this photo] in Flickr under the license CC by Attribution Generic 2.0.

Kingdom Plantae

Division Magnoliophyta

Class Magnoliopsida

Order Asterales

Family Asteraceae

Tribu Cichorieae

Genus Taraxacum

Species T. Officinale

Healing Powers

Aperient ♦ Depurative ♦ Diuretic ♦ Hepatic ♦ Stimulant ♦ Stomachic ♦ Tonic ♦

“Phyto-techniques” - Parts of the Plant Utilized

Root Leaves

Traditionally or Folkloric Healing Applications

• Anemia • Atonic Dypepsia • Poor Appetite • Bowel Inflammation • Poor Circulation • • Diabetes • Dropsy • Eczema • Gallstones • Flatulence • Jaundice • Kidney troubles •

• Scrofula • Scurvy • Skin Diseases • Weak or Upset Stomach •

External Use

Apply to Skin disorders ♣ Warts (Juice)

John M. Kennedy T. ©© by Sa 2.5 and later 2008

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