Back To Top
NepaliEnglish (UK)


  • तपसील खरिद गर्ने सामानहरुको विस्तृत जानकारी

    तपसील खरिद गर्ने सामानहरुको विस्तृत जानकारी

  • Call for Proposal - Nursery

    Call for Proposal - Construction materials for the modern greenhouse nursery

    7 (seven) day notice

    2073: The first published on Febr...

  • MAPs Stakeholders Directory

    JABAN has published Directory which comprises of stakeholders involved in trade of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) in Nepal. It can be request...

  • Product Factsheets

    Check Product Factsheets of Cloves, Dried Ginger, Cinnamon, Spices and Herbs as per European standard uploaded in downloads. For more details visit...

Taraxacum officinale

Photo Credit: Khilendra Gurung, Himalayan biotrade (HBTL)


Vernacular Name:Tuki phul, tuknu

English Name:
        Common dandelion, Blow ball

         Native of Europe

Parts used:   
         Root, leaves and flowers


Description: Perennial herb, root cylindrical, 3.5-9.5 cm in length and 3-15 mm in thickness, externally yellowish brown, longitudinally wrinkled, internally whitish. Leaves entire, radical, sessile, 5-20 cm, oblanceolate, acute. Heads 8-50 mm in diameter, bracteates, inner white, outer short; flowers yellow.


Use: Plant is bitter, vulnerary, digestive, stomachic, anthelmintic, aperients, liver tonic, sudorific, antibacterial, depurative, cholagogue and tonic. Roots are used to treat liver and spleen ailments and to stimulate appetite. Juice of the fresh pant is effective against liver disease, chronic hepatitis, visceral congestion, intermittent fever, nephropathy, strangury, leprosy, gout, stiff joints, insomnia, hypochondria, jaundice, bilary calculi and other hepatic diseases. Flowers are used as tea, which are beneficial in heart trouble.


Reference: AVS (Vol V) 1994; Bhattaracharjee 2001; Manandhar 2002; A Compendium of  Medicinal Plants in Nepal by Sushim Ranjan Baral and Puran Prasad Kurmi 2006