Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Materia Medica, Dandelion

Common Name: Dandelion

Latin Name: Taraxacum officinale

Parts used: Leaves, Roots, Flowers

Identification Notes: Leaves are smooth on underside and have no spines or frurry-ness to them. Red coloring in the stem of the leaf.

How used: Tea, cooked greens, fresh greens in salad, (best flavor in the spring, by fall they become very bitter).  Tincture 1:1 Everclear to H2o 4-6 weeks filter and store in brown bottle.
Dose:  .6ml - .8ml
Document Results: Eating the greens in the spring but not daily. Harvested roots of 2nd year plant, dried and made into a tincture 9-9-2015 began taking .6ml -.8ml daily 10-17-2015
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