Taraxacum Officinate

Taraxacum Officinate, the common dandelion (often simply called "dandelion"), is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae).

It can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides, on disturbed banks and shores of water ways, and other areas with moist soils. T. officinale is considered a weed, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is sometimes used as a medical herb  and in food preparation. Common dandelion is well known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits that disperse  in the wind. 

Benefits:

  • Tonic for constipation
  • Detox the body 
  • Has a diuretic effect
  • Lowers cholesterol 
  • Useful for acne
  • Cures eczema
  • Herbal remedy for diseases like psoriasis
  • Treatment for hypertension