Dandelion root – root
Known as a stubborn weed dandelion is a voracious wild plant that is a reminder that a simple and common weed can offer important gifts as both food and medicine. It has been used for centuries as a traditional medicine in the relief and treatment of several diseases.
A valuable general and liver tonic and widely available as a tea. It encourages bile production from the liver.
Primary: bitter tonic, choleretic, laxative (mild).
Secondary: cholagogue, diuretic (mild), antirheumatic.
- Indigestion, sluggish liver.
- Support healthy gallbladder function and bile flow.
- Relief of constipation, skin complaints.
- Supports normal detoxification processes for healthy connective tissue, muscles and joints.
Contra-indications and Cautions
Generally considered to be safe however it is recommended that it not be used by people with obstruction of the bile ducts, if gallstones are present or in cases of other serious diseases of the gall bladder.
Administration and Dosage
The analysis of contents below is a guide only, product specific data including expiry date is with the item in the shop.
Taraxacum officinale 1:2. Each 1 ml contains 500mg of dry herb.
Liquid extract in 25% ethanol. Use 20 to 40 ml weekly.
Our clinic uses fluid extracts from Optimal Rx, Herbal Extract Company, Nutrition Care, Mediherb or Sunray Botanicals, in this order.
Diuretic effect yet potential losses of potassium are supported by its potassium content.
Contains potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, choline, selenium, calcium, boron, silicon, vitamins A, C, D and B complex, beta carotene, protein, fibre, linoleic acid, sugars, mucilage, terpenes, phenolic compounds (caffeic acid), sesquiterpene lactones, triterpenes, phytosterols, coumarins, inulin.