taraxacum officinale

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common dandelion

common dandelion

Yes- those weeds growing in your yard- they are God's gift to you. They are better for you than anything you have in your refrigerator. They are a super food and natural medicine. The entire plant is edible, the roots, stem, flower and leaves. It's a blood cleanser, liver cleanser, helps dissolve kidney stones, skin and acne, bowel function, anemia, cholesterol, cancer prevention, gastrointestinal health, reduces gas, indigestion, diabetes, helps manage insulin, stimulates bile secretion, aids digestion and is mildly diuretic and laxative. The milky white sap can be placed on warts, moles and pimples to help eat them off. Dandelions are very high in potassium. The stems can actually be used as drinking straws. The stems, buds and leaves are great in stir frys, steamed, sautéed, eaten raw in salads or in smoothies. A great source of the antioxidants vitamin A and E, which prevent free radical damage... B complex, C, D, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, sodium, saponins, and phytoestrogens. Used for chronic skin complaints like eczema, acne, gout. Strengthens kidneys, strong diuretic without depleting potassium. Roots are good food source for probiotics (beneficial gut bacteria).Roasted root is coffee substitute. Flowers are sweetest when picked young. They have a sweet, honeylike flavor. Mature flowers are bitter. Dandelion buds (young, unopened flowers) are tastier than the flowers: best to pick these when they are very close to the ground. Good raw or steamed. Also made into wine. Young leaves taste good raw in a salad, or steamed. Dandelion petals look nice sprinkled over rice. Dandelion root- Rich in minerals and trace minerals for bone, cartilage, tendon and ligament formation. Blood cleanser, removes acids from the blood. Fiber, probiotic food source. Dandelion seeds are antibiotic. Bitter to taste, making it great for the liver.
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Riazuddin, "Therapeutic potential of Taraxacum officinale against HCV NS5B polymerase: In-vitro and In silico study," Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, vol.
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of phytochemicals of Taraxacum officinale. Wudpecker Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmocology, 2, 1-5.
For the chromatographic analysis, 10.0 g Boldocynara[R] was diluted with water to a final volume of 25 ml, and corresponding amounts of the single extracts (4.7 g Cynara scolymus, 3.3 g Silybum marianum, 1.4 g Taraxacum officinale, 0.7 g Peumus boldus) were diluted with ethanol 20% to a final volume of 25 ml and filtered through a 0.2 [micro]m PTFE membrane filter prior to injection into the HPLC system.
The CP content (g [kg.sup.-1] DM) varied widely, from 52.4 to 269.2, with the highest for Descurania Sophia and lowest for Taraxacum officinale. Gas production kinetic parameters of different species are presented in Table 2 and graphically illustrated in Figure 1.
La vegetacion estaba compuesta por plantas silvestres como: Crotalarias sp., Bidens pilosa, Asclepias curassavica, Taraxacum officinale y cultivos agricolas a pequena escala de Medicago sativa, Zea mays y Phaseolus lunatus, tambien se observo frutales que conformaban un vergel de: Pyrus malus, Eriobotrya japonica, Cydonia oblonga, Prunus domestica, Inga feuillei, Vitis vinifera, Opuntia ficusindica; asi como la presencia de arboles de alamo (Populus sp.) y huarango (Prosopis sp.).
The present investigation was conducted to evaluate the possible protective efficiency of Taraxacum officinale for lead toxicity on some hematoloical and serum biochemical markers and also on the histological profiles of liver, kidney and ovary of female wistar rats.
Among the six plants, glucose was found in highest concentration in Taraxacum officinale. Fructose is present in appreciable quantity in Matricaria chamomella while Althaea officinalis has the highest amount of sucrose among the plants under study.
In contrast, content of caffeic acid in Taraxacum officinale (0.726 mg*[g.sup.-1]), Tanacetum vulgare (8.94 mg*[g.sup.-1]), and Humulus lupulus (0.381 mg*[g.sup.-1]) is higher than T graminifolius [17,18].
serriola to treat ailments of the urinary tract, and Taraxacum officinale used as diuretic and laxative [2-4].
A familia mais frequente foi Asteraceae, na qual foram encontradas as especies Sonchus oleraceus L., Taraxacum officinale F.H.