Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Gender: Masculine. Planet: Jupiter. Element: Air.
Divination, Healing, Purification, Wishes, Calling Spirits.
The Dandelion may seem to be merely a weed, but in reality it is a medicinal and magical powerhouse.
Dandelions are entirely nutritious, containing over 64 nutrients and vitamins which help the human body. They also contain Luteolin, a powerful antioxidant.
Dandelions are flowers of the faerie realm. Western European folklore often have faeries hiding under dandelions, blessing them as sacred to the Other world. Taken as a tea, dandelion can help unlock the secrets of other planes and will increase psychic visions and meditative powers.
Bury dandelion at the northwest corner of your home and it will bring favorable winds. Use the leaf in sachets and charms to make wishes come true. Use the root in dream pillows & sachets for sleep protection.
Use the milky latex from the stem, rub on a wart several times daily and soon its gone.
Never eat or drink anything unless you are certain of what it is.
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
A Modern Herbal Volume 1 by Margaret Grieve