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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The inhibitory activities of Boldocynara[R], Cynara scolymus, Silybum marianum, Taraxacum officinale and Peumus boldus on PL are shown in Fig.
Ademas, se registran seis nuevas especies de plantas que forrajea el lorito: Baccharis tricuneata, Buddleja bullata, Hesperomeles ferruginea, Lachemilla orbiculata, Taraxacum officinale y Trifolium repens.
Typha latifolia 1, en 18; Centaurea calcitrapa + en 19; Salix discolor + en 21; Datura stramonium, Daucus carota + en 22; Adenostyles hybrida, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Cirsium palustre, Ranunculus despectus y Taraxacum officinale +, Agrostis capillaris y Trifolium repens 2 en 23; Deschampsia euskadiensis y Scirpus sylvaticus + en 24; Carex remota, Phleumpratense s.
Through a series of short essays, Sanchez traces the long culinary and medicinal use history of Taraxacum officinale, describes scientific studies as well as it's role in ritual and folklore, discusses how to "tame" it in an ecologically balanced garden, and offers recipes.
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.
Taraxacum officinale aparece en las clasificaciones como grupo, ya que no se trata de una sola especie, sino de un grupo numeroso del que la flora europea cita ciento ocho especies como las de mas amplia distribucion en Europa.
This book contains much information on the nutritive content and medicinal values of Taraxacum officinale ("The official remedy for disorders").
and Taraxacum officinale Weber), and three grass species (Dactylis glomerata L.