Generally, Taraxacum officinale Wiggers et Weber grew wild on the slopes, grass, and in areas with air cool. Terna chronic, high 10 -25 cm, all parts of plants containing a liquid, like milk. Come together to form a rosette of leaves the roots. Single leaf, lancet-shaped, breech, pointed tip, the base of the petiole resembling narrow, irregular jagged edges, sometimes share a very deep, 6 -15 cm length, width 2 to 3.5 cm, green coated fine white hair. Single flowers, long stemmed white coated fine hair, androgynous. Yellow petals, diameter 2.5 to 3.5 cm. Tube-shaped fruit, is white. Root length, single, or branched. Young leaves can be a nutritious tonic salad. Old leaves can be cooked as a vegetable. The flowers can be used to give a yellow color to the beverage or cloth.
The composition of Taraxacum officinale Wiggers et Weber:Herbs contain taraxasterol, taraxacerin, taraxarol, kholine, inulin, pectin, koumestrol, and asparagine. The roots contain taraxol, taraxerol, taraxicin, taraxasterol, b-amyrin, stigmasterol, b-sitosterol, choline, levulin, pectin, inulin, calcium, potassium, glucose, and fructose. Leaves contain lutein, violaxanthin, plastoquinone, tannins, carotenoids, potassium, sodium, calcium, choline, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur, and vitamins (A, BI, B2, C and D). Flowers contain arnidiol and flavoxanthin. Pollen contains the ß-sitoserol, 5a-stigmast-7-en-3ß-ol, folic acid and vitamin C.
Curable Disease by Taraxacum officinale Wiggers et Weber:Taraxacum officinale Wiggers et Weber sweet, slightly bitter, cold nature. This herb into the meridian of the liver (liver) and stomach, as well as nutritious and tonic on the liver and blood. In addition, it is also efficacious antibiotics, anti-inflammatory; eliminate swelling, strong diuretic, clearing heat and toxins, as well as increase the production of bile. Roots a little bitter, nutritious antitoksik, diuretic, antipyretic, reinforcing the hull, increased appetite (stomakik), launched expenditure bile to the intestine (kolagoga), laktagoga, mild laxative, and lower blood sugar (hypoglycemic). Root is more efficacious if used after the plants were 2 years old. Efficacy antitoksik roots of this plant to help the working mechanism of the liver and gallbladder to remove metabolic waste and stimulate the kidneys remove toxins through the urine. In addition, these plants play a role in the process of removing toxins that form on the infection and pollution. The polysaccharides content of this plant can inhibit cell growth of human lung cancer transplanted in mice and inhibits the development of sarcoma. Taraxacum officinale Wiggers et Weber efficacious to inhibit the development of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus hemolyticus, and Neisseria catarrhalis.
Alcohol extract of the plant is efficacious bile into the intestine launch expenditure (kolagoga) in mice. Protects liver damage (liver) rats fed a carcinogenic substance CCl4. The water decoction of this plant can be used to increase endurance by activating macrophages, inducing the formation of lymphocytes, and antibody formation. This nutritious plant leaves a strong diuretic. However, it does not cause potassium deficiency because these plants contain enough potassium. The roots of Taraxacum officinale Wiggers et Weber nutritious cleanse the liver, stimulate bile production, and mild laxative.