Latin Name: Taraxacum officinale
Common Names: Blowball, cankerwort, dent de lion, lion's tooth, priest's crown, pu gong ying, puffball, swine snout, white endive, wild endive
Taraxacum officinale is the Latin name for the common dandelion that produces Dandelion Leaf. These herbs are very common throughout the world, to the point that they are considered a weed. The leaves of these herbs are gathered in the spring season and then dried for use.
The dried Dandelion leaves may be used to make a tea. They are naturally high in potassium salts and have stimulant properties. It is not advised to take dandelion herbs if your bile ducts are blocked or gall bladder is inflamed, or if you have a blockage of the intestines.*
Dandelion is used in magical workings of divination and calling spirits. A tea made of dandelion root has been used to promote psychic ability. The tea sat at the bedside is said to call in spirits. Dandelion buried at the northwest corner of a home is said to bring favorable winds.**
Dandelion Leaf (Taraxacum officinale) - Organic
* Medicinal herb information is provided by starwest-botanicals.com and anniesremedy.com.
** Magical herb information is provided by Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham.
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