Dandelions, a popular flower often referred to as Blow Ball. There are however may
names synonymous to it - Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Pissabed, Priest's Crown, Puff
Ball, Pu Gong Ying, Pu-Kung-Ying, Swine Snout, Telltime, White Endive and Wild Endive.
It is scientifically known as Taraxacum Officinale.
There have been conflicting claims as to where Dandelion really came from. Some says
it is an authentic American plant, some says otherwise as this herbal plant grows
in many parts of the world. Dandelion comes from the Asteraceae of the Compositae
But unlike other herbal plant, dandelions are deemed useful from top to bottom. Leaves
and the roots contain therapeutic properties essential in the mixture and preparation
of herbal medicines.
The roots are made into an essential ingredient in herbal medicines while the leaves
and crowns are used as ingredient in the preparation of salads and cooked greens.
Flowers are made into wine. The residue of the plant itself cures acne and other
Dandelion is commonly seen as an ornamental flower mostly grown in meadows and gardens.
Its physical appearance, which resembles much like of the conventional sunflower
that comes in white or yellow, has made it more attractive.
But aside from its physical attributes, it has herbal properties used to cure acne,
blindness, substance abuse, drug dependence, bladder infection, memory gap, anxiety,
bronchitis, bruises, sprains, cholesterol check, colds, digestion problems, hypertension,
liver and lung cancers, post menstrual syndromes among others.
Moreover, it has an effect that tends to enhance lactic fluids needed by new moms
while breastfeeding or nourishing their baby. It is likewise found its place in the
Dandelion?s roots, that produce mannitol during spring, are used to stabilize the
condition of people suffering from hypertension and heart problems. The roots are
processed and made into teas. Dandelion teas are widely recommended for people under
Dandelion also has properties capable of giving women a relaxing feeling every time
they suffer discomfort and pain that comes along with the monthly period, especially
during the ?heavy days?.
There are many other uses of dandelion, most of which are therapeutic in nature.
It has the healing capability for sickness like acne, blindness, substance abuse,
drug dependence, bladder infection, memory gap, anxiety, bronchitis, bruises, sprains,
cholesterol check, colds, digestion problems, hypertension, liver and lung cancers,
post menstrual syndromes among others.