Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

HERB 201

Dandelion

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Dandelion seed dispersal

Macro photo of dandelion seed dispersal by Piccolo Namek

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Dandelion Clock

Photographer: Markus Bernet, Date: 05/29/2004. Creative Commons License. Source: Wikipedia.org

Dandelion seeds

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Dandelion Flowers

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Dandelion

A child blowing a dandelion clock.

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Fennel- Foeniculum vulgare

The constituents of Fennel essential oil were found to be antispasmodic towards the smooth muscles ileum and urinary bladder. It was concluded that the oils inhibit calcium release and/or blocked calcium-binding proteins thus inhibiting contractions. Saleh, M.M., Heshem, F.A., Grace, M.H. (1996). Pharm Pharmacol Lett.

Luxor Date Cream

  • 2 dates
  • 2 dried figs
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1⁄2 cup carrot juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 to 2 drops Fennel oil

Remove pits from dates. Soak dates, figs, and walnuts in the water overnight. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Stir in essential oil last. Serve with raw fruit or cooked rice for dessert.

Fennel Citrus Salad

  • 1 medium, about 1 1⁄2 lbs, Fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium navel oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1⁄4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Combine fennel, oranges, red onion and olives. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Toss gently and serve. Source: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/month/celery.html

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