Priests Crown, Swine's Snout, Pis en Lit (Fr).Taraxacum Officinale;
roots, both fresh and dried, and the young tops. All parts of the
plant contain a bitter milky juice latex) but the juice of the root
being still more powerful is the part of the plant most used for
actions and uses:
Diuretic, tonic and slightly aperient. It is a general stimulant to
the system, but especially to the urinary organs, and is chiefly used
in kidney and liver disorders.
and other insects:
The dandelion is an important plant for honey bees. It furnishes
considerable quantities of both nectar and pollen in the early part
of the year when the fruit blossoms are over. It has been observed
that ninety three different kinds of insects are in the habit
frequenting the plant; attracted by the copious nectar.
of Dandelion in a pint of boiling water for ten minutes. Decant,
sweeten with honey and drinkseveral glasses in the course of the day.
Efficacious in bilious infections. Also much used in the treatment of