taraxacum officinale

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taraxacum officinale
Castilian: Dandelion.

English: dandelion, blowball, milk witch, Yellow Gowan, cankerwort, priest's crown, swine's snout.

It is one of the most useful plants. One occurs in wild and their main properties are as depurative, appetizer, laxative, diuretic, and anti sudorific. The parts that are used most of the Dandelion are the leaves, flower and root. Through the cooking of these yields a liquid that is used to relieve ailments of the liver, whichever water usage, but also the infusion of them is a good remedy for treating problems of the gallbladder, which should be eaten for three days. On the other hand, the Dandelion or lechuguilla is used to relieve injured mouth, eye, lung, cough, throat and muscle inflammation.

Herb measuring less than 30 cm. tall, with leaves forming a circle at the base of the stem and where they exit from their yellow flowers. These originate on drying fruit globose. In Central America and Panama live in warm climates, semi, dry and mild, and grows in arable land associated with the tropical deciduous forest and subcaducifolia; Xeric scrublands, mountain cloud forests of oak and mixed pine.

Its French name is pissenlit, that amounts to something like "pee - in - the - bed", in allusion to its diuretic properties. Amargón, with the name that is known in some regions American Spanish - speaking, refers to the bitter taste of its leaves. The root is known as radiceta in Argentina.

Plant dandelion and next two details of its product: one with Vilan that helps spread and the other without. A dandelion about to let their fruit, which will be scattered by the wind.

No text mentions the botany of dandelion prior to the fifteenth century, and in the CVL was quoted as diuretic and vulnerary, although its alleged virtues were called into question and our plant fell into oblivion until, in recent years of the nineteenth, was rediscovered and given a multitude of virtues. The herbalists even speak of 'taraxoterapia', ie healing through the dandelion (Taraxacum)

FEATURES: Plant perennial, herbaceous, up to 50 cm. tall, thick in the wake of that, if it makes an incision with a knife, it follows a milky white liquid (latex) Following the erect flower stems emerge, culminating in a beautiful flower of countless petals elongate, intense yellow, which opens in the morning and closes at dusk, throughout the year. The fruit is tiny and mature, and was joined by his base plumosa a structure that facilitates its dispersal by wind (which is what the children called "little angels")

LOCATION: The breeding everywhere. In the uncultivated land on roads in the meadows and mountains up to 2000. It grows well in wet places, in pastures and abandoned and uncultivated land in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Is not in the Southern Hemisphere.

COLLECTING: If you are for eating fresh, the leaves collected at the end of winter, when we are more tender. To do better to cut infusion before, during the summer are so tender, but are less bitter. The root is preferable to the boot of the summer or autumn, when more concentrated the active ingredients in it.

USES AND APPLICATIONS: As an appetite stimulant, such as scrubbers and to take advantage of their vitamin content, the leaves should be used as a seasoning raw salads with dressing of vinegar and salt (on salads, oil has always olive) You can substitute vinegar for lemon juice, and taking into account that the leaves of dandelion and of itself, bitter taste and strong lemon flavor that can conceal a can be unpleasant. In decoction (100 grams of leaves and roots in equal parts per liter of water) can serve as a purifying and diuretic, taking a cup before each meal. Recall, however, that with the boiling removes vitamins. As a diuretic, can be used in infusion of fresh leaves or dried piece of sheet (half of half) per cup of water, which was taken after the meal The radiceta (the root) is used to get a coffee. The process for achieving this is similar to the above: the root, cut into small pieces are toasted and grinds the infusion is prepared in the same way coffee.


Taraxacum mongolicum Hand: Amargón of Mongolia (Pugongying) Originally from large parts of Mongolia, China and Asia ex - Soviet. It is traditionally used as a breastplate, in case of gastritis, abdominal pain, and many other indications minors. Dose 9 - 15 g.

Jacaranda filicifolia D. Don: Amargón of Turkestan. It is grown in large areas of Ukraine and Crimea for latex, which can constitute up to 25% of the weight of the dried roots. When dry, the latex produces a kind of rubber. It has no medicinal properties which deserve to be highlighted.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Decoction (roots and leaves) one tablespoon per cup soup, boil two minutes. Three cups a day before meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 40 to 60 drops, 3 or 4 times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 0. 5 to 2 grams a day (1 g equals 5 grams of dried plant)

Juice of fresh root: one to two tablespoons a day, along with an infusion.


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