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Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

Description:

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

Habitat:

Grassland, waste areas, fields

Notes:

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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AdamGrau
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AdamGrau

Blaine, Minnesota, USA

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

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