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Dandelion Oil, Infused

Dandelion Oil, Infused
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code: 60128


Latin Binomial: Taraxicum officinale
Plant Part: Whole Plant
Extraction: Infused in Vegetable Oil
Growing Practice: Wild
Country of Origin: USA

Whole plant infusion to saturation in olive oil.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale of Family Asteraceae is native to Europe and Asia but is found as a weed worldwide. They have very small flowers collected together into a composite head.
Dandelion oil has been used as a folk remedy for painful, swollen joints and as an all-around gentle and soothing massage oil.

It may be useful for gout, rheumatic disorders, eczema and other skin disorders.

A healing salve can be made by heating 1 part beeswax to 3 parts dandelion oil. Blend dandelion oil with other oils such as chickweed, plantain, St. Johns Wort, Calendula and comfrey for healing balms and massage oils.

Dandelions evolved in Eurasia about 30 million years ago, and were introduced to North America by early immigrants from Europe.

The name is a corruption of the French dent de lion that means "lion's tooth."

Deandeion leaves and buds have been used for culinary purposes, the root has been used as a coffee substitute, and the fermented leaves make dandelion wine.

Dandelions are also important plants for bees, providing nectar and pollen early in the searson.

Best if kept refrigerated. Keep out of reach of children.

Dandelion Extract is generally considered to be low hazard, but Dandelion has been known to cause contact dermatitis.

Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

The information provided on these pages is not a substitute for necessary medical care, nor intended as medical advice. Always keep carriers and bases tightly closed and in a cool, dark place, out of reach of children. If redness or irritation occurs when applied to the skin, stop using immediately and contact your health provider if necessary.