June 2018 Newsletter - Dandelion
This 5 page newsletter explores all the wonderful gifts that dandelion has to offer!
Excerpt: "The etymological origins of the genus name for dandelion are varied. Some sources state that Taraxacum comes from the Arabic word tarakhshaqun which is derived from the ancient Persian word tark hashgun, which means wild endive. Other sources point to Greek origins and the combinations of the Greek words taraxis meaning confusion and akos, meaning remedy. The common name dandelion, comes from the French, dent-des-lion, meaning lion's tooth. The plant has also been called priest's crown, blowball, swine's snout, piss-a-bed, bitterwort, telltime and clockflower among others. Whatever the origin of dandelion's many names, there is no doubt that its relationship with humans is an ancient one! By the time the first written words about dandelion were scribed in a medieval Arabic text from 1100 CE, it was already a wellestablished medicinal plant."