Dandelion leaf releases bile from the liver into the gallbladder by stimulated it. Dandelion is also used for liver and gallbladder disorders and helps the release of bile to breakdown steroid hormones. Dandelion leaf is one of the best herbal causing increased flow of urine. It replaces the potassium loss with the loss increased flow of urine.
Dandelion, Blowball, Lion’s Tooth, Cankerwort, Common Dandelion, Dandelion Herb, Leontodon taracum, Lion’s Tooth, Pissenlit, Priest’s Crown, Swine Snout, Taraxaci herba, Taraxacum vulgare, Wild Endive.
The whole leaf, dried, and cut.
Diuretic, tonic and slightly aperient.
Tea or tincture, and sometimes in capsules
Topical Uses / Applications:
Used in salad, stew, soups, and can be added to stir-fry vegetables or fruit.
Sizable levels of vitamins A, C, D, and B complex as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon. Plus bitter taraxacins (eudesmanolides), sitosterol, stigmasterol, alpha- and beta-carotene, caffeic acid, mucilage, and an unusually high potassium content.
Dandelion root should be avoided if you have a blockage of the bile duct, acute gallbladder inflammation, intestinal blockages, allergic hypersensitivity, hemolytic anemia, liver disease or cancer. Lithium toxicity may be worsened due to sodium depletion.
One of the best secrets of magic lore is using dandelions to repel witches if they gather on Midsummer’s Eve. According to magic lore they will increase your psychic ability and divination when used in a tea. Good and bad luck are attributed to dandelions such as bad luck if you pick them in a cemetery and terrible luck if you bring them home or give them to someone. Its always good luck to have a few tucked into your wedding bouquet.
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