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Taraxacum officinale Fol / Dandelion Herb Cut
£5.25 – £13.00
Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion (often simply called “dandelion”), is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae).
It can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides, on disturbed banks and shores of water ways, and other areas with moist soils. T. officinale is considered a weed, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is often used as a medical herb and in food preparation. Common dandelion is well known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits that disperse in the wind.
Taraxacum officinale is native to Europe and Asia, and was originally imported to America as a food crop.
T. officinale has a fossil record that goes back to glacial and interglacial times in Europe.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Diuretic – Substances contained in dandelion stimulate the functions of the stomach, liver, and bile, causing a high diuresis and helping to eliminate toxins and metabolic wastes through the urine. Due to the herb’s diuretic effect it can also be helpful in fighting water retention (edema).
Hepatic – Traditionally both Dandelion herbs and root were used to treat liver problems. However modern herbal medicine favours the Root.
Laxative – The herbs slight laxative effects have see it used to treat constipation.
Topical uses – Dandelion is traditionally used as a general tonic for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, and eczema, and as an herbal remedy for diseases like psoriasis.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500 g, 500gm, 1000gm