is it found?
Dandelions are found almost everywhere
including lawns, gardens, and roadsides.
does it look like?
“The dandelion has dark green, hairless, toothed
leaves that have prominent veins and grow directly from the tap root. The
flower is a bright, golden yellow. It has a single, golden yellow flower
on a straight, leafless hollow stem emerging from the center” (Freeman,
are the medical uses?
Dandelions have been known to help with hepatic disorders, constipation,
and stomach ach. They also help regulate digestion, and promote bile
production in the liver. It is also used to treat jaundice, cirrhosis,
rheumatism, gout, and heart disease. Dandelion is also a diuretic.
chemicals are in it?
Dandelions contain many nutrients including Vitamin A, Iron, Calcium,
Phosphorus, and Potassium. It also contains the chemicals Choline,
Caffeic-acid and Mannitol
which are diuretics and Tyrosinease which is antihypertensive. The
dandelion also contains Sodium, Silicic
acid, and Sulfur (http://www.herbnet.com, 2003), (Dr.
Dukes, 2003), (Weiner, 1994).