Dandelion is a plant and an herb.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Taraxacum officinale

    Common name: dandelion, dandelion greens

    Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.

part used:

    Part Used (dandelion greens): The fresh leaf.

    Part Used (dandelion leaf): The whole leaf, dired, and cut.

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    Part Used (dandelion root): The whole root, dried, and cut.

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    Part Used (roasted root): The whle root, cut and dried. Roasting the root gives it a coffee-like taste making it easy to use on a daily basis.

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nutritional information:

    Dandelion is an herbal tea that helps nourish the kidneys.

    See also Chinese herbalism below for Chinese gender and Chinese flavor.

astrological correspondences:

    Astrological planet: Jupiter

magickal correspondences and uses:

    Gender: masculine (traditional western European magickal gender)

    Western element: air

    Magickal uses: astral awareness, divination, wish magick

    Potpourri: Use dandelion flower petals in magickal potpourris for spells regarding: communications, oracles, wishes

    Jupiter spells: See the article on Jupiter for a list of herbal substitutes for dandelion in Jupiter spells involving growth, legal matters, luck, meditation, money, prosperity, settling legal matters, and spirituality.

    Magickal substitutions: Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.

Magical Uses
Dandelion Leaf: summons spirits, dreams, clairvoyancy, purification. Divination, welcoming, messages. Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits

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deities associated with dandelion:

Chinese herbalism:

    Chinese gender: dandelion greens are yin (cool)

    Chinese flavor: dandelion greens are bitter

cautions and contraindications:

    Cautions and contraindications: Dandelion leaf (dandelion greens) is believed to be safe.

    Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).

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See also: dandelion greens and herbs.

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