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Teasel Root Wild Harvested , Cut & Sifted [1 oz.]

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Teasel Root Wild Harvested, Cut & Sifted [1 oz.]

Botanical Name:
Dipsacus fullonum
Origin:
USA

Dipsacus fullonum is an herbaceous biennial native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. Often considered a noxious weed in countries where the plant has been introduced, teasel actually has a history of use in traditional European herbalism for its healthful properties. Teasel is usually identified by its prickly stems and cone-shaped flower heads, which were once used by cloth-makers in raising the nap on fabrics, especially wool. Teasel root can be prepared as an extract, decoction, or in topical applications.

Teasel is readily recognized by its prickly leaves and stem, along with its pinkish or purplish flowers that form on a large head. In centuries past, dried teasel heads were used in the process of fulling cloth, to raise the nap on fabrics. In fact, according to Brigitte Mars, “the common name teasel derives from the Old English tcesan, “to tease,” in reference to the use of the tops in carding wool.” Traditionally, the dried roots are used for a variety of purposes.

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