Dandelion Leaf - TARAXACUM OFFICINALE
(Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ
Description: Dandelion is a herbaceous perennial belonging to the Compositae (Asteraceae) family and is closely related to Chicory. It has a rosette of jagged, irregularly lobed leaves produced from a long, thick, fleshy taproot, and bears a head of tiny bright golden yellow flowers. Dandelions contain calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A & E, taraxacin, taraxacerin, inulin, gum, and gluten.
Other Names: Blow Ball, Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth
Part Used: Leaf
Culinary Uses: Dried Dandelion Leaf is an ingredient in many digestive or diet drinks and herb beers. To make a tea, add 1 teaspoon of Dandelion Leaf to a tea infuser and place in a tea cup. Pour boiling water over infuser, cover, and steep for 3-5 minutes.
Medicinal Uses: Dandelion leaves are considered to be diuretic, and a general stimulant to the system. They have been used to support the liver and kidneys, and are thought to promote healthy circulation, and aid in eliminating toxins from the body. Dandelion Leaf is high in vitamin and mineral contents and has been used to ward off anemia.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Contraindicated in blockage of the bile ducts, acute gallbaldder inflammation, and intestinal blockage.
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