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Taraxacum officinale - Dugdhapheni

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Taraxacum, Dugdhapheni

Dugdhapheni or Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Eurasia and North America, but the two commonplace species worldwide, Taraxacum officinale is imports from Europe that now propagate as wildflowers.


Wounds, Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Skin eruptions, Hepatitis, Pimples, Diarrhea, Bronchitis.

Parts Used

Leaves, Roots.

Chemical Composition

Contains volatile oils, flavonoids, apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, tiliroside, triterpene glycosides including euscapic acid and tormentic acid, phenolic acids, and 3%–21% tannins.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Kaadu shaavanthi
Hindi Dudhi, Baran
Malayalam Dugddhapheni
Tamil NA
Telugu Patri
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Dugdhapheni, Lootarita=
English Dandelion


Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.












Kind Shape Feature
Simple Lobed or unlobed but not separated into leaflets Leaf arrangement is basal ie the leaves are growing only at the base of the plant



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yorange, yellow 5-20 Head has ray flowers only, meaning all of the individual flowers of the flower head have a strap-shaped ray, which may or may not have teeth at the very tip of the flowers


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
40–450 mm Disk flower number is 0 Many seeda {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Leaf blade length

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

A very easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils[1], though it prefers a well-drained humus-rich neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or light shade.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Lawn, Meadows, Cultivated Beds.

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