Metaphysical Properties Of Dandelion Leaf
Official Name: Taraxacum officinale
Other Names: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Piss-A-Bed, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive
Metaphysical Powers: Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore Dandelion Leaf
- To find out how long you will live, blow the seeds off of the head of a dandelion. You will live as many years as there are seeds left on the head.
- To tell time, blow three times at the seed head. The number left is the hour.
- When dried, roasted, and ground is like coffee, the root is used to make tea. This infusion will promote psychic powers.
- This same tea as above will call spirits when placed on your bedside table.
- Send a message to a loved one, blow the seed head in their direction, and visualize your message.
- When buried in the northwest corner of the house, it will bring favorable winds.
Dandelion Leaf was used in longevity spells and rituals for both determining the lifespan of a person and for trying to extend the lifespan of people. According to the history of Dandelion Leaf, Chinese medicine is said to have been used between 1000 and 2000 years. The ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians used Dandelion Leaf for healing purposes. Native Americans used Dandelion Leaf for both a medicinal treatment and as a food source.
Dandelion is a perennial weed with a thick, fleshy taproot and no stem. Leaves grow in a rosette from the crown. They are long, narrow, irregularly lobed, and lance-shaped. The lobed tips are often opposite each other and pointing toward the peak. Leaves are often purple at the base, and leaves and flower stalks emit a milky white sap when broken. The deep golden yellow flowers are born in heads on long hollow stalks. Blossoms soon mature into spherical clusters of whitish fruits, like white puffballs, composed of parachute-like seeds. Seeds are carried by the wind. Dandelion Leaf can still be found in some salads to this day.