The Jagged Path
Dandelion Tincture (Taraxacum Officinale)
~Some see a weed, some see a wish~
Though many people consider Dandelion an invasive weed, this amazing plant offers amazing medicinal properties, as well as being wrapped in magical lore.
Do you remember blowing the white fluffy tops of a Dandelion flower? Who doesn't?! What's better than a plant that gives wishes when you puff its fluff?
This simple act helps spread seeds, allowing more Dandelions to grow. This is quite possibly the best adapted seed spreading method.
In the French language, the Dandelion is referred to as "dent-de-leon", meaning, "tooth of the lion". This "weed" may look innocent and unimpressive, but she packs a punch!
Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, and C, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Traditionally, dandelion roots and leaves were used to support the liver. Native Americans boil and drink dandelion extract to help treat digestion problems, skin ailments, inflammation, liver injury, kidney disease, and heartburn. Early Europeans used it to remedy diabetes, high fever, and diarrhea.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as European herbal Medicine, Dandelion is used for breast concerns, to support the liver and gall bladder, to promote digestion and to support the detoxification process.
- -promotes and stimulated digestion
- -prevents water retention in kidneys
- -detoxifies the liver
- -boosts antioxidant activity
- -has been used in cancer research
- -helps regulate blood sugar levels
- -aids in the management of high blood pressure
- -reduces cholesterol levels
- -protects the gallbladder
- -fights inflammation
- -boosts immune system
- -prevents UVB damage of the skin at the cellular level
The bioactive components in dandelion have demonstrated a series of anti-diabetic effects, which are due to the pharmacological actions of components such as sesquiterpene lactones, triterpenes/phytosterols (taraxasterol), phenols, flavonoids, and phenolic acids, comparable to the most used anti-diabetic medication. Studies on dandelion extracts revealed that it may stimulate the release of insulin in pancreatic β-cells, which consequently counteracts the effects of hyperglycemia.
Anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperglycemic, and anti-diabetic properties.
The active constitutes in my Dandelion Tincture include Bitter glycosides, triterpenoids, tannins, volatile oils, inulin, vitamins A, B complex, C, Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Selenium, Silicon, Sodium, & Zinc.
Magically, Dandelion is used in dream work and divination. It is especially effective in spirit communication and summoning, and aids psychic development. Dandelion is associated with wind and air spirits. It is used in invocations to Hekate and other deities associated with death. Dandelion is utilized for purification, manifestation, healing, positivity, and protection against nightmares.
The dandelion is masculine in action and associated with the planet Jupiter, the element of air and both Pisces and Sagittarius. It is also associated with solar deities, such as Belenos and Brigid.
Anyone with an allergy to ragweed, chrysanthemum, marigold, chamomile, yarrow, or daisy should watch for allergic reaction when first beginning to introduce Dandelion into your regimen.
My tincture includes flowers, stems, and roots. It is gluten-free and vegan. As with all my products, this is a small batch tincture, and the plant material was organically grown by The Jagged Path.
Available in multiple sizes.