Taraxacum Dens Leonis. (Dandelion.)
Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh root gathered in July or August, ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose from gtts. v. to ʒss.
The Taraxacum loses its medical properties by drying, hence that usually supplied by the drug trade is wholly inert. Prepared as above, it will prove a valuable remedy.
It exerts a stimulant influence upon the entire gastro-intestinal tract, promoting functional activity. Whilst its action is feeble, it is very certain, and will frequently prove more desirable than the more active remedies.