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Scientific name of Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale Weber

Name of Dandelion in different languages:-

English: Common Dandelion, Blow ball

Sanskrit: Dudhadapheni, Lootari, Payasvini 

Hindi: Dudhal, Kanphul

Malayalam: Dugddhapheni,

Plant description :

Dandelion FlowerIt is a perennial or annual herb, spreading over the ground in rosette manner .Leaves are narrowly oblong, irregular , radical, pinnately arranged, and irregular shape, lobes linear , margin toothed; flowers are yellow , born in a ligulate heads; seeds are glabrous .

Useful plant parts: leaves, root, The whole plant

Medicinal uses:
To treat vitiated Kapha and Pita, general debility chronic ulcers, cough, colic, flatulence, kidney disorders, urinary retention, fever, skin problems, inflammations, insomnia, jaundice, bile stone, hepatic diseases, gout, constipation, and dyspepsia.

Chemical contents:
Flavonoids, lucosides , luteolin, sesquiterpene lactones ; triterpenes andsterols,beta-sitosterol, taraxasterol, taraxol etc.

Medicinal properties: Anti-tumor ,anti-inflammatory activity, appetite-stimulater.



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