Dandelion is also known as Fairy clock, Pissenlit, Priest's crown, and Telltime. It can be used as a tonic and diuretic. The parts that are usually used are the leaves, the flowers, and the roots.
Dandelion enlarges the liver and spleen and increases the activity of the liver, spleen, and pancreas. A tea made of the leaves purifies the blood and helps to regulate bowels. Tea from the roots can help people afflicted with jaundice, kidney trouble, fever, inflammation of the bowels, or eczema. The flowers can be boiled to make a wine or yellow dye. The roots can be made into a coffee-like drink by grinding, roasting, and brewing. They can also be boiled to make a magenta dye .
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