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 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.