Dried Dandelion Leaf
Dried Dandelion Leaf (30 gms)
30 gms is Equivalent to Approximately 14 Generously Heaped Tblsps
LATIN NAME - Taraxacum
Also Known As:
- Dent de Lion
- Lion’s Tooth
- Piss en Lit
- Piss a Bed
Dandelion is a Perennial Herbaceous Plant that is Native to North America but now grows everywhere. The Plant Grows from a Tap Root that Reaches Deep into the Soil. Above Ground the Plant, Depending on where it is Growing can be as Short as 2 inches but can also Grow as Tall as 18 inches.
Dandelion Produces a Bright Yellow Flowerhead which is Comprised of Many Individual Petals from April to June. Each Stem has a Single Flower Head but a Single Plant can have Multipe Flowers on Individual Stems. The Bright Yellow Flower Ultimately turns into a Ball of Seed Heads.
The Leaves are Clustered and Grow from the Base of the Plant and are Typically Thin, Coarsely Toothed and Dark Green in Colour, Elongated in Shape and are said to Resemble a Lion's Tooth, Hence the Name.
The Hollow Flower Stems Contain a Bitter Milky Liquid if Broken.
Use Dandelion when Performing Spells & Rituals for:
- Psychic Work
- Growth & Transformation
- Sun Magic
- Bravery & Courage
- Dispeling Negative Energy
- Prophetic Dreams
- Gender – Masculine
- Planet – Jupiter
- Element – Air
Use Dandelion for Courage or Bravery Spells and also for Dispelling Negative Energy and Dark Thoughts. If you are Suffering from a Creative Block or you need a Boost on a Project use Dandelion to Inspire your Creativity.
The Traditional use of the Dandelion is Believed to have began in Ancient China as far back as the 7th Century.
Some Folklore Attached to the Seed Heads include, Foreseeing how long you will live, Determined by the Number of Seeds left after Blowing, for Telling the Time, Blow the Seed Head Three Times and the Number left is the Hour, Send Messages to Loved Ones by Blowing the Seed Head in the Direction of your Loved One and by Visualizing your Message, and Last but not Least to make a Wish.
Dandelion is Traditionally Believed to be Beneficial in the Treatment of:
- Helping to Reduce Cholesterol
- Helping Detoxify Kidneys and Liver
- Regulatimg Blood Sugar Levels
- Kidney Stones
- Reducing Bloating
- Reducing Inflammation
- Helping Indigestion and Stomach Issues
- Removing Warts
- Boosting the Immune
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
Dandelion is most often used as a Diuretic and in Cleansing Tonics and in Cases of Kidney and Liver a Tincture from the Flowering Tops and a Broth or Infusion of the Leaves is said to bring Relief for Liver Issues.
For Kidney Stones, make a Decoction of the Root and cool before Straining and then Sweeten with Honey. Drink a Mugful each Morning and Night, it is also good for Indigestion and other Stomach Complaints.
A strong Decoction of the Plant and Root is Believed to be Beneficial for many Skin Complaints as its Cleansing action helps to Purge Impurities that can cause Pimples, Acne, Eczema and other Skin Issues. Drink a Mugful of this Decoction Several times a Day.
In Early Spring, gather Dandelion Leaves and Boil them with some Carrots, Parsley, Onions, Sorrel to make a Delicious Broth that you can then eat as it is or Freeze to use as a Base for any soup for the rest of the Year. Use this Base Recipe whenever you are Suffering from Digestive Issues, feeling Bloated or if you simply feel the need to Cleanse.