Common name: Dandelion, Lion's tooth, Pisenlit
Parts used: Leaves
Habitat: Native to Europe and now worldwide, extremely prolific and mostly found in lawns and gardens.
History /Folklore/Taste/Energetics: Bitter and sweet. Traditionally used to help clear blocked emotions, notably anger stored in the liver.
Constituents: Sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids (glycosides of quercetin), carotenoids, fatty acids, triterpenoids and coumarins.
Also contains vitamins A,B,C and D as well as potassium, iron and copper.
Actions: Laxative, Diuretic, Antirheumatic, Bitter
Traditional and current uses
• As a diuretic, dandelion leaves can help with hypertension and ascites.
• Urinary tract health including fluid retention an kidney lithiasis.
• Liver tonic
• Aid in softening gallstones
• Kidney health - helps the kidneys to clear out waste as its a diuretic
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