Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Number 7 - Dandelion

A surprisingly useful herb, the Dandelion (Taraxfum officinale) is the weed we see in our back gardens and parks, and often remove with weed killers.

It can be used to treat liver and gall bladder problems, and its leaves can treat skin conditions such as eczema. The leaves can also be eaten in salads. However, like many herbs, it can affect other medications being effective.

It can be applied as a tincture, can be eaten as it is, but can also ingested as a tea which has blood purifying properties. It is also sold commercially as this tea, and also in the popular soft drink, Dandelion and Burdock.

A box of dandelion tea (Source Unknown. A Product of Clipper.)


  1. We kill plants that acutaly save our lifes?

  2. I'm going to try out that tea :D

    btw, great blog, following :]

  3. Yeah NokS, we do... :/

    Thank you! :)

  4. I think there are so many natural remedies that have been overlooked in our current era... it's sad.

  5. herbie <3

    you should take off the word verification for the comments =\

  6. Yeah, it really is Tyr.

    Okay Vado :)