Dandelion

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Dandelion
Cat Given Name : Dandelion
Other Name(s) :
Description :

Dandelion leaves all grow from a central rosette around the root. These leaves are long (5–25 cm, occasionally longer) and generally lobed. The flower heads grow on hollow stems that exude a milky sap when broken. Each root can give rise to multiple flowers. The heads of these flowers range in color from yellow to orange. When the flowers go to seed they do so via a parachute-like fluffy down.

Properties :

Dandelion leaves are diuretic, detoxifying, and serve to improve both appetite and lactation. Dandelion roots are also diuretic and detoxifying in addition to being able to stimulate appetite and reduce inflammation. Dandelion is wonderfully mild, easy to find, and safe to give to the very young, very old, and nursing queens.

Related Knowledge
Complaints : Burn, Broken Bone (Open), Broken Bone (Closed), Colic, Concussion, Fleas,
Symptoms :
Species :
Seasonal Availabilities by Territory *
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
* To find a plant that is not available in an area, it must first be approved by the Game Admins. Please PM one of the Admin Team for that permission.
^ The listed seasons are those in which the herb is ready in some way for harvest. Consult the collection methods below for details.
Collecting & Storing Leaves
When to Collect : Green-leaf
How to Collect : The leaves should be plucked as close to the stem as possible, taking care to select only those of good green color that have not been eaten by insects.
How to Preserve : The leaves should be laid in full sun to dry.
How to Store : Store in loose piles in a cool, dry place.
Collecting & Storing Roots
When to Collect : Leaf-fall
How to Collect : The roots should be dug carefully. Take care not to keep any that are overly soft or at all worm-eaten.
How to Preserve : The roots should be washed, then laid in full sun until fully dried.
How to Store : Store in loose piles in a cool, dry place.
Detailed Usage Information
Leaves : The leaves may be consumed to increase urine production and aid in flushing the system.
Leaves : The leaves may be consumed to aid in the healing of wasting conditions by stimulating appetite.
Leaves : The leaves may be consumed to aid in the production of restful sleep during high fevers.
Leaves : The leaves may be consumed to increase lactation in a nursing queen.
Roots : The leaves may be consumed to aid in the healing of wasting conditions by stimulating appetite.
Roots : The leaves may be consumed to aid in the production of restful sleep during high fevers.
Roots : Roots may be applied to a wound to reduce inflammation.