Dandelion Root Powder

Taraxacum officinale Origin: USA

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Dandelion Root Powder
Dandelion is a bright, lively, yet amazing plant that’s been utilized for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is cited in traditional Arabian medication in the nineteenth century. It’s been utilized for centuries in traditional medicine clinics all around the world as a restorative tonic, edible food, and also in herbal beers and wines.
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Dandelion conveys a sun-yellow blossom head (that is in fact composed of hundreds of small blossoms ) standard of the Asteraceae family, which closes in the night or during overcast weather and opens up in the morning, similar to its cousin calendula. After the flower is shut, to a, it appears like a pig’s nosehence one of its titles,’swine’s snout.’ It’s a perennial herb with deeply cut leaves which form a basal rosette, slightly like a different relative, the lettuce, also contains a thick tap root that’s dark brown on the outside and white on the interior. It’s indigenous to most of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, naturalized all around the planet, and generally found growing alongside streets and in yards as a frequent weed.
Dandelion is produced commercially in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the former Yugoslavia, and the Uk. But, dandelion develops virtually everywhere, and is still rampant collected in many different climates, even from the Himalayas around approximately 12,000 feet, in which it’s often assembled for use in Ayurvedic medicine (the traditional healing system of India). Dandelion will grow everywhere, but will create more substantial roots in moist, rich, deep dirt. Pharmacopeial grade dandelion leaf consists of the dried leaves accumulated before flowering and the origin accumulated in autumn or whenever its inulin content is the greatest.
The usage of dandelion was initially recorded in writing in the Tang Materia Medica (659 B.C.E.), then afterwards noticed by Arab doctors in the 10th century.
In the USA, many indigenous cultures believed dandelion for a prized raw, a gastrointestinal help, a cleanup alterative, along with a beneficial poultice or compress. The Bella Coola from Canada created a decoction of the roots to assuage gastrointestinal troubles; the Algonquian ate the leaves due to their alterative properties and used them as a poultice. Moreover, the Aleut wheat leaves and implemented them to sore throats. The Cherokee thought the origin to be an alterative also and created a tea of the plant (leaves and flowers) for calming purposes. It’s intriguing to remember that dandelion was utilized by the Iroquois too. They made a tea of the entire plant, and considered it be an alterative tonic. From the southwestern U.S., in Spanish speaking communities practicing herbalism, dandelion is known as’chicoria’ or’diente de leon.’
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) it’s known as’Xin Xiu Ben Cao’ or’Pu Gong Ying’ and regarded as energetically candy, drying, and heating. Based on TCM, dandelion prevents heat in the liver also has a beneficial impact on the gut and lungs, and it may enhance the mood and encourage lactation.
The origin was recorded as recorded at the United States National Formulary, at the pharmacopeias of both Austria and the Czech Republic, at the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia, and the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia among others. Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar strongly boosts this herb, stating that it’s”valuable to women experiencing menopause” Dandelion root’s advantage into the digestive tract is twofold because it includes inulin and is also a bitter digestive tonic that tones the digestive tract and also stimulates the appetite. It soothes warmth and hot feelings, and is thus valuable in the ones that are upset.
The youthful greens (instead of the older ones that become overly sour ) are wonderful in salads. These leaves may also be cooked like spinach (though they require somewhat longer to cook than spinach) and garnish with pepper, salt, and butter. Other savory spices like nutmeg, garlic, onion or lemon peel may be used also.
Bitter, drying, and cooling system
Dried foliage or root as tea or tincture, powdered dried root soaks, or roasted and powdered and made into a coffee replacement drink.
Fresh leaf within a raw meals or tincture

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