The Leaves and Roots.

(Taraxacum officinale and others)

This plant is too common to need description, growing almost everywhere, on improved lands that are not plowed, as pastures, meadows, yards, etc.

Properties And Uses

The dandelion is diuretic, stimulant, tonic, antispasmodic, aperient, and alterative. It is therefore useful in all cases of urinary obstructions, jaundice, costiveness, consumption, nervous debility, biliary obstructions, etc. It should be used freely and perseveringly, as its effects are gradual but sure upon the system. It may be used in the form of extract made into pills, combined with Cayenne and lobelia, or in syrup.