English: Common Dandelion, Blowball
Sanskrit: Dudhadapheni, Lootari, Payasvini
Hindi: Dudhal, Kanphul
It is a perennial or annual herb, spreading over the ground in a rosette manner. Leaves are narrowly oblong, irregular, radical, pinnately arranged, and irregular in shape, lobes linear, margin toothed; flowers are yellow, born in a ligulate head; seeds are glabrous.
Useful plant parts: leaves, roots, The whole plant
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.
Flavonoids, lucosides, luteolin, sesquiterpene lactones; triterpenes and sterols, beta-sitosterol, taraxasterol, taraxol etc.
Medicinal properties: Anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory activity, appetite-stimulater
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