Taraxacum officinale flowers



 

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The researches are still on beginning stages, but many scientists believe that it can be used as an effective treatment in many types of cancer. With very low or even no toxicity at all, taraxacum can be used as a drink like tea on a daily basis.

Taraxacum officinale flowers



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Common name:- Common dandelion.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Cichorieae
Genus:     Taraxacum
Species:     T. officinale
Binomial name
Taraxacum officinale

Dandelion flowers can be used to make dandelion wine.

The greens are used in salads, the roots have been used to make a coffee substitute (when baked and ground into powder) and the plant was used by Native Americans as a food and medicine.

Medicinal uses:-

Herbal medicine to treat infections, bile and liver problems and as a diuretic.

Dandelion is used in herbal medicine as a mild laxative, for increasing appetite, and for improving digestion.

The milky latex has been used as a mosquito repellent and as a folk remedy to treat warts.

Taraxacum erythrospermum



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Common name:-  Red-seeded dandelion.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Cichorieae
Genus:     Taraxacum
Species:     T. erythrospermum
Binomial name
Taraxacum erythrospermum

Taraxacum flower



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Cichorieae
Genus:     Taraxacum

Uses:-

Dandelion is an herb. People use the above ground parts and root to make medicine.

Dandelion is used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, eczema, and bruises.

Dandelion is also used to increase urine production and as a laxative to increase bowel movements.

It is also used as skin toner, blood tonic, and digestive tonic.