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Ash
Bogbean
Comfrey
Dandelion
Dock
Elder
Houseleek
Ivy
Mallow
Nettle
Ribwort plantain
Thyme
Yarrow
Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
Dandelion
Perennial herb, most common in disturbed, semi-natural habitats.

'Squeeze the milky white juice of the dandelion onto warts and allow to dry. Repeat application as often as possible. The warts will blacken and eventually drop off.'
Driffield, Humberside, 1985

Dandelion
'Dandelion tea from the leaves was used as a general tonic.'
St Osyth, Essex, 1989

'Dandelion wine is good for indigestion and kidney troubles.'
Portland, Dorset, 1991

'Dandelion root was used in a potion for muscular pain.'
St Albans, Hertfordhire, 1994

Dandelion is also used to soothe stings and cure jaundice and styes. It is used by practitioners of herbal medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including gallstones and gout.




Cures featured in this exhibition and on the website should be used only with advice from a qualified medical herbalist.