Dandelion Leaf – Taraxacum officinale
There are many common names for this herb like priest’s crown, Irish daisy, monk’s head, blowball and lion’s tooth.
Dandelion was first mentioned in Western medicine in 1485 in the “Ortus Sanitatis”, although an oriental version of the herb had been used in China since the 7th century. This herb is extremely good at increasing urination, hence the French name, “pissenlit” and Old English, “piddlybeds”.
- Extremely rich in potassium
- Tonic action on the liver
- Gentle laxative
- Good for fluid retention
- Good for combating pre-eclampsia