Taraxacum officinale

Taraxacum officinale

Taraxacum officinale is a white latex bearing herb with rhizomatous rootstock. Leaves all basal, rarely linear and toothed along the margins. Flower heads are bright yellow, solitary.

The specific name Officinale refers to a herb which is sold for its medicinal properties. The genetic name Taraxacum refers to bitter herb.

English Name

Bitter wood, Blow ball, Common Dandelion.

Local Name

Kan phuliya, Karatu and Dughdee.

Family

Asteraceae

Flowering time

March to November

Habitat

Alpine meadows and grassy slopes.

Uses

Whole plant is used for treating blisters, dysentery and wounds. Roots are used in headache, liver disorder, kidney troubles. Leaves are used for the treatment of dislocation of joints.

Location in the Valley of flowers

It is found from Govindghat to Ghangaria. It is also common near the entry gate of the valley.

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Taraxacum officinale

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