Product: Dandelion Root Powder
Latin Name: Taraxacum officinalis
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Names: Cankerwort, Clockflower, Tell-The-Time, Blowball, Puffball, Priest’s Crown, Swine Snout, Meacamas, Piscialetto, Pissenlit, Dent de Lion, Kuhblume, Tarassaco
Description: The dandelion is a perennial herb native of both Europe and Asia, and is also found in Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Australia and the USA. The leaves form a rosette that can grow up to 30cm in length; they are bright green with uneven, jagged margins of backward pointing indented ‘teeth’. The green colouring of the dandelion leaves changes from pale lime green to a darker green as the plant ages. The stems of the dandelion are hollow and are crowned with a single yellow flower, which after a few days turns into a ghostly globe of delicate feathery seeds. It has thick fleshy tap roots which are dark brown, almost black on the outside and milky white inside; they can grow up to 30cm in length.
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SUGGESTED USEPowdered root can be dry roasted and used to make a coffee powder substitute, try mixing with a little roasted chicory root powder to sweeten the taste naturally. The powder can also be added to beer, wine and cordial drinks and works particularly well with burdock root. Shades of brown dye can be obtained from the root depending on the mordant used. Decoctions and infusions of the powder can be made and added to lotions and creams for the skin.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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