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Botanical Name 

Taraxacum officinale 


 Family Asteraceae (Daisy Family)



 Opinions differ on the origin of dandelion’s genus name, Taraxacum. Some be- lieve that it derives from the Persian talkh chakok, “bitter herb.” Others pro- pose that it derives from the Greek taraxos, “disorder,” and akos, “remedy.” Still others believe it could be derived from the Greek taraxia, “eye disorder,” and akeomai, “to cure,” as the plant was traditionally used as a remedy for eyes. The common name dandelion derives from the French dent de lion, “tooth of the lion,” in reference to the jagged shape of the leaves.


Energetic Correspondences

  • Flavor: bitter, sweet, slightly salty  
  • Temperature: cold  
  • Moisture: moist  
  • Polarity: yang  
  • Planet: Sun/Mercury/Jupiter/Mars  
  • Element: air

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    • English: amarga, bitterwort, blowball, cankerwort, chicoria, clockflower, con- suelda, devil’s milkpail, doonhead clock, fairy clock, fortune-teller, heartfever ,grass, Irish daisy, lion’s tooth, milk gowan, milk witch, monk’s head, peas- ant’s cloak, puffball, priest’s crown, sun-in-the-grass, swine’s snout, tell time, tramp with the golden head, piddly bed, yellow gowan, wet-a-bed, wild endive 
    • French: dent-de-lion 
    • German: kihblume, löwenzahn 
    • Greek: radiki 
    • Hindi: dudhal 
    • Icelandic: Túnfill 
    • Italian: diente di lieone, tarasso 
    • Japanese: hokoei 
    • Korean: p’ogongyông 
    • Mandarin: pú gong ying 
    • Persian: trakhasnkun 
    • Russian: oduvanchik, pushki 
    • Sanskrit: dughdapheni 
    • Spanish: chiccoria, diente de leon 
    • Turkish: kara hindiba ootu, yabani 
    • Welsh: dant y llew
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