Dandelions are surprising source of nutrients. They contain vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamine, riboflavin, beta carotene and fiber.
They are actually more nutritious than most of the fruits and vegetables you can buy in the grocery store.
Dandelion is a perennial plant growing almost everywhere, which can reach 38 cm in height. This plant has only basal leaves. Each leaf is toothed or lobed. The flower-heads are up to 4.5 cm wide, yellow. The florets number 40 to over 100 per head, that are yellow or orange-yellow in color.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Dandelion, Pitachumki, Dudhi, Baran, dudal, Dudh-batthal, Dudhal, Kaadu shaavanthi, Han, Dugddhapheni, Dugdhapheni, Lootari, Payasvini, Patri, Bathur
|Maximum Reachable Height
||8 to 12 inches
||April - September
||easy to grow
Planting and careGrow a less bitter variety.Try growing Dandelions in the shade.To reduce bitterness, harvest Dandelion leaves early.
Taraxacum officinale care
A very easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils, though it prefers a well-drained humus-rich neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or light shade.
|| well-drained soil
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Taraxacum officinale special feature
Benefit of growing Dandelions:It is a perennial. After you harvest the plant it will grow back the same season, year after year.
Taraxacum officinale uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- To treat infections, bile and liver problems, and as a diuretic
- For increasing appetite, and as a plant bitter for improving digestion
- Dandelion wine - DeliciousDandelion saladDandelion smoothies - Theyre rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidantsDandelion tea - This brew may reduce blood pressure, reduce blood sugar, aid in digestion and help control premenstrual cramps