What is it?
Taraxacum Officinale is a weed that grows in open fields, on prairies, in garbage dumps, etc., and has spread all over the world. It is a potential occupational hazard for those who do lawn mowing. It may cause a facial or eyelid dermatitis from plant particles and pollen in the air.
How can I avoid it?
You should avoid contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts and avoiding areas where the weed grows.
- Coffee substitutes (roasted coffee)
- Popular folk medicine plant for:
- Salad green (dandelion weed)
- Skin-refreshing bath additive
- Other skin and hair care products
- Mosquito repellant
- Yellow and green dye
- Wine and ale
Other names for Taraxacum Officinalle:
- Common dandelion
- Lion’s tooth
- Dandelion extract
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
- Anthemis nobilis (chamomile)
- Apium graveolens (celery)
- Olearia (wild artichoke)