Weber compositae, Herba Taraxacon, Herba Urinaria, Denta Leonis, Dent de Lion,T.kok-saghyz Rodin, T. Densleonis,Leontodon taraxacum,LINN. Priests' Crown,Swines' Snout.
14th c.: A surgeon called Master Wilhelmus first compared the flower or leaf to the tooth of a lion. The name taraxacum may be derived from the Greek:" "(I have excited, or caused).
Taraxacin, a bitter principle, Taraxerin, an acrid resin,taraxasterol,3:4 dioxycinnamic acid, flavoxanthin, Inulin,up to 24%, citric acid, phenyloxyacetic acid, riboflavin,sitosterol,sitosterin,stigmasterol,coumestrol,Vitamins B,C, and provitamin A. gluten, gum, potash.
bitter tonic for atonic dyspepsia, mild laxative for chronic constipation,cholagogue and choleretic in liver disease, especially jaundice, cholecystitis and primary stages of cirrhosis. Anti-rheumatic,appetite stimulant,diuretic,in Swedish Bitters, coffee sub, wine, beer,liqueurs,syrup, young greens for salad or cooked green.
Almost none. Can be eaten in large quantities. Dandelion stalk emits a whitish juice which stickily stains the hands a tacky brown-grey.
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