Taraxacum officinale

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A perennial herb containing inulin, bitter principles and sesquiterpenes; the roots are rich in vitamins A and C. Chinese and Western herbalists use two different species for different indications.
Chinese herbal medicine
The entire plant has been used as an antidote, an anti-inflammatory, to dissolve blood clots, reduce swelling and promote internal secretions; dandelions have also been used for breast disease and poor lactation, colitis, food poisoning, hepatitis and other liver diseases, gallstones, kidney stones, ocular pain and swelling, snakebites, tuberculosis and urinary burning.

Flower essence therapy
An essence which is believed to provide dynamic energy and promote inner peace.
Herbal medicine
In Western herbal medicine, dandelion root is a diuretic, laxative and tonic, and has been used for poor digestion, gallbladder disease, hepatitis and other liver diseases, congestive heart failure, hypertension, menstrual pain, premenstrual syndrome and arthritic pain.

Taraxacum officinale,

n See dandelion.

Taraxacum officinale

despite a widely held view, NOT the cause of Australian stringhalt in horses; called also dandelion. See hypochoeris radicata.
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Compared to Peumus boldus, Cynara scolymus, Silybum marianum and Taraxacum officinale had only weak inhibitory effects.
Taraxacum officinale Weber subsp, officinale; Common Dandelion; C = 0; BSUH 16463; 16585; 16337.
The present investigation was conducted to evaluate the possible protective efficiency of Taraxacum officinale for lead toxicity on some hematoloical and serum biochemical markers and also on the histological profiles of liver, kidney and ovary of female wistar rats.
Taraxacum officinale ydi'r enw gwyddonol ar ddant y llew, 'dandelion' yn Saesneg wrth gwrs, ond tybed pa enw fyddwch chi'n ei alw arno fo?
Relative abundances of plants in bluegrass were: bluegrass, Poa pratensis (70%); dandelion, Taraxacum officinale (14%); about 25 other species with relative abundances of = 10% (Getz et al.
Flavonoids, cinnamic acids and coumarins from the different tissues and medicinal preparations of Taraxacum officinale.