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Taraxacum officinale


Height: Up to 3 ft in height Leaves:BDeeply toothed leaves form a basal rosette. Stem/Trunk: Single hollow stem Root: a deep taproot Flower: Yellow ray flower


Grassland, waste areas, fields


It is important to note that like with many other plants, just by eating dandelion, you will reap numerous health benefits. The leaves and roots have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Root tea has been used as a diuretic, and to treat ailments of the liver, gall bladder, kidney, and bladder. Dandelion has been shown effective at dissolving and eliminating urinary and biliary stones and gravel. A tea or decoction made from the leaves has also been used as a tonic to treat the liver, weak or impaired digestion, and constipation.

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Blaine, Minnesota, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2015
Submitted on May 7, 2015

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