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Scientific name: Taraxacum Officinale
Other names: Dandelion, Blowball, Canker Wort, Irish Daisy, Lion’s Tooth
Part used: Top Part Of Plant
Origins & Properties
They are native to Eurasia and North and South America, and two species, T. Officinale and T. Erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide.
Dandelion as a medicine was first mentioned in the works of the Arabian physicians of the tenth and eleventh centuries, who speak of it as a sort of wild Endive, under the name of Taraxcacon.
The herb has been used for centuries to treat jaundice and the yellowing of the skin that comes with liver dysfunction, cirrhosis, hepatitis, and liver disease.
Liver function isn’t the only use of this nutritious plant, it is also used to treat infections, swelling, water retention, breast problems, gallbladder problems, pneumonia, and viruses.
- Protect bones: Avoids calcium deficiency
- Cleanses liver: Aids digestive system and cleanses the liver
- Fight diabetes: Keeps blood sugar level low
- Anti-oxidant: Prevents certain types of cell damaged especially those caused by oxidation
- Rich in fiber: Helps prevent irritable bowel syndrome and prevents heart disease
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