Metaphysical Properties of Dandelion Root
Other Names: Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Piss-a-Bed, Priest's Crown, Puffball, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive
Powers: Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Dandelion Root
To determine how long your life will be, blow the seeds off 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.
You can make tea with the root when dried, roasted, and ground like coffee. Place this tea, while steaming, beside a bed, will call spirits.
Send a message to a loved one, blow the seed head in their direction, and visualize your message.
Dandelion Root buried on the northwest corner of the house brings favorable winds.
Although most people think of the dandelion as a pesky weed, the plant has long been used in herbal medicine to aid in digestion and help stimulate the appetite. The entire dandelion plant from root to blossom is edible with a slightly bitter, chicory-like taste.
Dandelion Root is a mild appetite stimulant, and helps improve upset stomachs. Also can help as a laxative and has been used to help improve digestion. Research has suggested that dandelion root can help with the functions of the liver and gallbladder also helps detox the liver and gallbladder. Can also help if you have problems with lactation. Also a anti-inflammatory herb.
Dandelion Root can cause allergic reactions, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, or heartburn in some people so ask a health care professional. If you are allergic to chamomile, chrysanthemums, marigold, yarrow or ragweed families you should not drink dandelion root tea. Could also cause hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. So please contact your health care provider before taking.