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Yellow dandelion-type flower with thinner petals around a more pronounced center bulb. Stalk is reddish and scaly. Rounded leaves that become distinctly big and recognizably shaped. Great for lung infections and breathing problems, head and chest congestion, cough suppressant . Soothing to the stomach and intestines. Dry the leaves and flowers and make a medicinal tea from it but do not eat. Great for chest infections and respiratory issues- Don't eat raw but can be used as tea- the heat dissipates the toxins. Make soothing cough medicine by combining with horehound, ginger and licorice root. Don’t take if you have a weak liver or pregnant.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz