Also known as Pissabed, Priest’s Crown, and Telltime
$3.00 per Ounce
History: The Dandelion flower is a well known obnoxious weed that can be found around the globe from North America to Asia. While most people hate the plant, Dandelions are quite useful. Due to its usefulness, early American colonists purposely brought Dandelions to North America, where Natives quickly adopted the pant. The Mohegan tribe used Dandelion leaves as a tonic, while other tribes used it as heartburn relief. Dandelion flowers and greens were also used as a food source by Natives and early settlers.
Modern Uses: The Commission E approved the internal use of dandelion root with herb for disturbances in bile flow, stimulation of diuresis, loss of appetite, and dyspepsia. The British Herbal Compendium indicates its use for hepato-biliary disorders, dyspepsia, lack of appetite, and rheumatic conditions. ESCOP indicates its use for restoration of hepatic and biliary function, dyspepsia, and loss of appetite. The German Standard License for dandelion decoction indicates its use for biliary disorders, gastrointestinal complaints such as a feeling of distension and flatulence, digestive complaints, and to stimulate diuresis.
Active Ingredients: Taraxacin, acrystalline, gluten, choline, potassium
Actions: Diuretic, tonic, aperient, stimulant, Anti-rheumatic, laxative, hepatic
Complementary Herbs: Ginger, Lemon Balm, Licorice Root, Cinnamon, Senna, Caraway, Juniper Berries