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  Dandelion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dandelion (Taraxacum) is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.
Dandelions are grown commercially at a small scale as a leaf vegetable.
Dandelion root is a registered drug in Canada, sold as a diuretic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dandelion   (937 words)

Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc.
Today, dandelion roots are primarily used as an appetite stimulant and digestive aid while dandelion leaves are used as a diuretic to stimulate the excretion of urine.
Dandelion may be used for a wide range of conditions requiring mild diuretic treatment such as poor digestion, liver disorders, and high blood pressure.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsHerbs/Dandelionch.html   (1188 words)

Dandelion is useful in treating warts, fungus infections, external and internal malignant growths, ulceration of the urinary passages, and obstructions of the liver, gallbladder, and spleen.
Dandelion is a laxative, a stomach remedy, a promoter of healthy circulation, a skin toner, and a blood vessel cleanser and strengthener.
Dandelion cures rheumatism, badly affected arthritic joints, and it is a marvelous tonic.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_dandelion.htm   (1416 words)

 Dandelion Wine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dandelion Wine, first published in 1957, is a semi-autographical novel by Ray Bradbury, taking place in the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of Green Town, Illinois — a pseudonym for Bradbury's childhood home of Waukegan, Illinois.
In the story, Dandelion wine, as made by the protagonist's grandfather, serves as a metaphor for packing all of the joys of summer into a single bottle.
The story is not traditional science-fiction, but there is a sequence about an inventor that creates a device that allows the user to mentally travel to any place and time in the world.
www.waukegan.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Dandelion_Wine   (275 words)

Dandelion is known worldwide by a variety of names including lion's tooth, fairy clock, priest's crown, swine's snout, blowball, milk gowan, wild endive, wet-a-bed, white endive, cankerwort, puffball, and Irish daisy.
Dandelion does this, as well as stimulates the release of bile by the liver and gallbladder.
Dandelion increases bile flow by 1) affecting the liver directly to cause an increase in bile production and flow to the gallbladder, and 2) exerting a direct effect on the gallbladder by causing a contraction and release of stored bile.
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 Dandelion Management Guidelines--UC IPM
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), also known as lion's tooth, puffball, blowball, and monk's head, is a major problem in turf, ornamental plantings, meadows, pastures, and alfalfa.
Dandelion is a perennial that grows best in moist areas in full sun; however, it can survive some shade and dry conditions once established.
Dandelion grows year round in California except in the coldest intermountain areas where it is dormant during the winter.
www.ipm.ucdavis.edu /PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7469.html   (1554 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Dandelion - Herb Profile and Information
Dandelion roots have long been largely used on the Continent, and the plant is cultivated largely in India as a remedy for liver complaints.
Dried Dandelion root is 1/2 inch or less in thickness, dark brown, shrivelled, with wrinkles running lengthwise, often in a spiral direction; when quite dry, it breaks easily with a short, corky fracture, showing a very thick, white bark, surrounding a wooden column.
Dandelion is used as a bitter tonic in atonic dyspepsia, and as a mild laxative in habitual constipation.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/d/dandel08.html   (4088 words)

A typical dosage of dandelion root is 2 to 8 g 3 times daily of dried root; 250 mg 3 to 4 times daily of a 5:1 extract; or 5 to 10 ml 3 times daily of a 1:5 tincture in 45% alcohol.
Dandelion is on the FDA's GRAS (generally recognized as safe) list and approved for use as a food flavoring by the Council of Europe.
However, based on dandelion root's effect on bile secretion, Germany's Commission E has recommended that it not be used at all by individuals with obstruction of the bile ducts or other serious diseases of the gallbladder, and only under physician supervision by those with gallstones.
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Dandelion is a common meadow herb of the Asteraceae or sunflower family, closely related to chicory.
Dandelion leaf is a good natural source of potassium, and will replenish any potassium that may be lost due to the herb's diuretic action on the kidneys.
Dandelion is used in cases of jaundice, hepatitis, and red and swollen eyes, as well as urinary tract infection, abscesses, or firm, hard sores in the breasts.
www.althealth.co.uk /services/info/supplements/dandelion1.php   (1685 words)

 Ethnobotanical Leaflets
Dandelions, known to the botanist as Taraxacum officinale, are classified in the Composite (Compositae) family of flowering plants.
Once known as the versatile plant, the dandelion was cultivated in colonial gardens by people who saw many endearing qualities in the dandelion and believed the perennial was one of nature's greatest healing aids.
The dandelion has been overlooked for several years as to its uses, yet will remain a staple in the way of childhood dreams and the loved fashion of the free for all hippie.
www.siu.edu /~ebl/leaflets/dande.htm   (1125 words)

 dandelion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dandelion is even being explored as a treatment for cancer and other conditions.
Dandelion is sold as a single-herb supplement, and is also available in combinations called liver-complex or lipotropic (fat-metabolizing) formulas.
Don't take dandelion if your doctor has advised you that you have a gallbladder problem, a blockage or inflammation of the bile duct, or an obstruction of the bowel (often signaled by persistent constipation or lack of bowel movements).
www.wholehealthmd.com /refshelf/substances_view/1,1525,10021,00.html   (510 words)

 Dandelion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dandelion leaves and roots have been used for hundreds of years to treat liver, gallbladder, kidney, and joint problems.
In some traditions, dandelion is considered a blood purifier and is used for conditions as varied as eczema and cancer.
As is the case today, dandelion leaves have also been used historically to treat water retention.
www.kroger.com /hn/Herb/Dandelion.htm   (978 words)

Dandelions are especially well-adapted to a modern world of "disturbed habitats," such as lawns and sunny, open places.
Dandelions spread further, are more difficult to exterminate, and grow under more under adverse circumstances than most competitors.
When I ate a dandelion, the entire Parks Enforcement Patrol converged on my group, and I was handcuffed and arrested for removing vegetation from the park.
www.wildmanstevebrill.com /Plants.Folder/Dandelion.html   (1512 words)

 Dandelion Farm
Dandelion Farm Sustainable Living Institute a non profit foundation, is nearing completion of its facilities intended, through demonstration to provide education in all forms of sustainable living while also including cultural arts to bring this higher dimension to sustainability.
Dandelion Farm supports all spiritual, religious and human growth with tolerance as its service to humanity to go beyond such differences as an excuse to war in our time.
Dandelion is in a trust for Adidam and soon a land trust also.
www.dandelionfarm.org   (714 words)

 WeedAlert.com Weed Listing (Dandelion)
Dandelions spread by both seed and stems from the root.
Dandelions can be physically removed, but it is very important to remove the taproot, in its entirety if possible, as new plants can sprout from root sections.
Since dandelions are winter perennials which germinate in the fall, postemergent herbicide applications will be most effective at this time.
www.weedalert.com /weed_pages/wa_dandelion.htm   (194 words)

Dandelion is one of the most common and problematic weeds of turfgrass and lawns throughout the United States.
Dandelion also occurs as a weed of container ornamentals, landscapes, nurseries, orchards, and occasionally agronomic crops.
White Flowered Mazus (Mazus japonicus) also resembles dandelion in the rosette stage of growth, however the leaves of this weed are not as severely lobed as those of dandelion.
www.ppws.vt.edu /scott/weed_id/tarof.htm   (315 words)

 Dandelion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dandelion is a perennial herb thought to be introduced from Europe and Asia.
Dandelion is often cultivated as an edible salad crop and as a medicinal herb plant.
Used as medicinal and edible, the Dandelion is very nutritious, having more vitamins and minerals than most vegetables, it has a long history of use as a food in many countries.
altnature.com /gallery/Dandelion.htm   (968 words)

The German Commission E monograph found that Dandelion was effective for disturbances in bile flow, as a diuretic, for loss of appetite, and for dyspeptic problems.
Dandelion root is generally considered to have diuretic, choleretic, tonic and laxative properties, among others.
Since a healthy liver is required to provide effective blood detoxification, it is important to note a study that demonstrated a liver-healing property in Dandelion, which showed that in human patients, the herb uniformly remedies chronic liver congestion (citation to study).
www.jctonic.com /include/herbs/dandelion.htm   (601 words)

Dandelion has little capacity to invade high quality natural habitats, always preferring open areas that are disturbed and degraded by human-related activities.
The foliage of Dandelion is eaten by many kinds of insects, including the caterpillars of several species of moths (see Moth Table).
Dandelion has the following characteristics that may be useful in making a correct identification: 1) the outer green bracts curve sharply downward from the flowerheads, 2) only a single flowerhead is produced from a hollow flowering stalk, and 3) the outermost lobe of each leaf is the largest.
www.illinoiswildflowers.info /weeds/plants/dandelion.htm   (854 words)

 Dandelion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dandelion is a corruption of French Dents de lion, referring to the jagged-toothed leaves that resemble lion's jaw.
Dandelion supports digestion and have natural laxative hepatic and diuretic properties which help reduce swelling and inflammation.
Before picking wild dandelion leaves from lawns or meadows, be sure that the area has not been treated with weed killer or fungicides.
www.dietobio.com /aliments/en/dandelion.html   (366 words)

In folk medicine, Dandelion is also used as a remedy for hemorrhoids, gout, rheumatism, eczema, other skin conditions, and diabetes.
Dandelion juice once enjoyed considerable popularity as a diuretic, laxative, and remedy for rheumatism.
Dandelion takes its name from the French "dent de lion," or "lion's tooth"--a reference to the toothed edges of its leaves.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/herbaldrugs/100930.shtml   (247 words)

 Dandelion Root - Taraxacum officinale - Encapsulated Herbal Extract - Herbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dandelions were used to help "clear the body of old emotions such as anger and fear that can be stored in the body's liver and kidneys".
Dandelion is more than just a common lawn weed - it contains vital nutrients and minerals as well as vitamins A, B, C and D. Dandelion has been used for centuries as a primary herb that purifies the blood and flushes toxins out of the body, via the liver and kidneys.
Dandelion Root should not be used by people with gallstones without the supervision of a healthcare practitioner.
www.viable-herbal.com /singles/herbs/s215.htm   (1027 words)

 Dandelion Root
Dandelion, the enemy of suburban lawns, happens to be a very nutritious food and has been used for medicinal purposes since the 10th century.
Dandelion leaves are commonly recommended as a food supplement for pregnant and postmenopausal women because of the numerous nutrients they contain.
Dandelion juice once was quite popular as a diuretic, laxative, and remedy for rheumatism.
www.nutrasanus.com /dandelion.html   (223 words)

 Herbal Descriptions - Dandelion - Taraxacum officinalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dandelion, also known as Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, and Wild Endive, is a perennial plant found, to the dismay of many, almost everywhere.
Dandelion has two particularly important uses: to promote the formation of bile and to remove excess water from the body in edemous conditions resulting from liver problems.
Dandelion leaves are popular and healthful as salad greens, especially in springtime.
www.viable-herbal.com /herbdesc1/1dandeli.htm   (482 words)

 Dandelion - Herbal Encyclopedia
Dandelion is grown commercially in both the United States and Europe.
Both dandelion leaf and root have been used for centuries to treat liver, gall bladder, and kidney ailments, weak digestion, and rheumatism.
Dandelion root and leaf are widely used in herbal medicines in Europe.
www.allnatural.net /herbpages/dandelion.shtml   (460 words)

 Dandelion at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale, Family Asteraceae) is a tap-rooted annual or biennial plant, found in most temperate zones.
This globe is called the "dandelion clock", and blowing it apart is a popular pastime for children.
Dandelions are grown commercially as produce on a small scale.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Dandelion.html   (486 words)

 Uncensored, Unfettered, and Banned Books - The Author's Publisher - Dandelion Books
Dandelion stems, roots, flowers and seeds are known for their medicinal properties.
When dandelions transform from flowers to puffballs, only the slightest breeze is necessary to send these seed-wings flying to new locations.
In the spring, a field of dandelions is a sight to behold.
www.dandelionbooks.net   (626 words)

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