Latin Name: Taraxacum
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Common Names: Blow-Ball, ClockFlower, Irish Daisy, Puffball, Yellow Gowan, Lion's Tooth.
Chinese Name: Pu Gong Ying
Parts Used: All parts of the dandelion can be used. The stem, flower, and roots.
Toxicity/Cautions: No part of the dandelion are toxic and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Taste: The flower is described as bitter and with stronger after taste. Kid tested. Hahah
History: Very common herb that grows easily. It is known as a medicinal herb and by the vulgar as a piss-a-bed due to it's diuretic properties.
Growing: The flower is actually native to Greece and is found in fields, meadows, and on waste ground in the north temperate zones. Grows like crazy in Georgia!
- Laxative Properties
- Natural Diuretic
- Promotes Digestion
- Gall Bladder + Urinary Disorders
Constituents: Vitamins A, B, C, E, Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Zinc, Sodium, Fiber, Selenium, Tannins, Inulin, Volatile Oils, Manganese + more!
Drug Interactions: Some antibiotics, Any medications that are processed by the liver to include Tylenol. Diabetes medications. Anticoagulants.
#1 - Dandelion growing wild ^^
#2 - Dandelion in the stage that it spreads it's seeds.
#3 - Dandelion Blooming Pod
#4 - Dandelion Leaves, I accidentally cut off the roots. Whooops.