Dandelion Leaf

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Common/synonyms Name: Common Dandelion, piss a bed, Lions Teeth

Family: Compositae

Habitat/Cultivation: Dandelion grows wild everywhere. France & Germany cultivate from propagated seed.

Parts used: Leaves are used raw in salads or juiced. cooked like spinach also dried for herbal preparations. Flowers used for wine and bud can be pickled like capers.

Properties/Traditional use: Leaves and fresh root are a powerful diuretic. Treats high blood pressure by reducing the volume of fluid in the body. Detoxifying remedy, Dandelion root is very effective working on the liver and gallbladder helping remove waste products including gallstones. Also stimulates the kidneys to remove toxins in the urine.

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Common/synonyms Name: Common Dandelion, piss a bed, Lions Teeth

Family: Compositae

Habitat/Cultivation: Dandelion grows wild everywhere. France & Germany cultivate from propagated seed.

Parts used: Leaves are used raw in salads or juiced, cooked like spinach also dried for herbal preparations. Flowers used for wine and bud can be pickled like capers.

Properties/Traditional use: Leaves and fresh root are a powerful diuretic. Treats high blood pressure by reducing the volume of fluid in the body. Detoxifying remedy, Dandelion root is very effective working on the liver and gallbladder helping remove waste products including gallstones. Also stimulates the kidneys to remove toxins in the urine.

Active constituents: Sesquiterpene lactones, Triterpenes, Vitamins  A, B, C and D. Coumarins, Carotenoids, potassium, Taraxacoside, Phenolic acids, Calcium.

Actions: Diuretic, Detoxifying, Bitters

Cautions: can cause skin irritation.

Research: Research published in Planta Medica in 1974 confirmed dandelion  leaves as a powerful diuretic. German research on the root in 1959 published findings of significant cleansing action on the liver and stimulation of bile product.

Dosage and forms: Cut leaf as a tea infusion as and when required, can also be used in smoothies and salads. Tincture 5ml twice daily.

Folk-lore: It is under the dominion of Venus. In works of Arab physicians in the 11th century and herbal writings of the physicians of Myddfai in Wales in the 13th century knew of the leaves. The root has a shorter history.

References:

Chevallier, A.,(1996) The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants 1st ed. London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, London

Culpeper, N.,(2009) Culperer’s Complete Herbal 1st ed. Arcturus.

Concise Herb Guide., (2012). New Holland Publishers (UK)Ltd

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