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:
  • Diuretic
  • Heartburn
  • Laxative
  • Tonic
  • 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:
  • Dandelion
  • Common dandelion
  • Lion’s tooth
  • Dandelion extract

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Anthemis nobilis (chamomile)
  • Apium graveolens (celery)
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Olearia (wild artichoke)

How safe is it?

Hang tight. We're thinking.