Profile: Dog's lettuce, monk's crown, and swine's snout are just a few of the strange popular names given to the dandelion. The herb is known as pissenlit in France, while the expression "piss-a-bed" in England's countryside refers to the purported bladder-clearing properties of dandelion root tea.
To produce herbal tisanes and teas, combine dried dandelion root with other herbs.
Dandelion is used in traditional herbal therapies globally. This perennial herb contains hundreds of small blooms, deeply cut basal leaves, and a robust taproot. Taraxacum officinale can be converted into dandelion tea, herbal tea blends, extract, or body care recipes.
In TCM, it's called 'Xin Xiu Ben Cao' or 'Pu Gong Ying' and is sweet, drying, and cooling. TCM says dandelion clears heat from the liver, benefits the stomach and lungs, and supports lactation.
The root was included in the US National Formulary, Austrian and Czech pharmacopoeias, the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia, and the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar says it's "invaluable for menopausal ladies." Dandelion root contains inulin and is a bitter digestive tonic that stimulates the appetite. It lowers heat and hot emotions, helping annoyed people.
NOTICE: DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF PREGNANT OR NURSING.
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