Dandelion Root - Taraxacum officinale
Most people find it had to believe that the 'weed' they work so hard to remove from their lawn is one of the nutritional herbal wonders of natural healing. How has Dandelion been used? In traditional herbal medicine Dandelion has been used to support immunity, stimulate appetite, support the liver and for kidney and gallbladder health. Dandelion has been used to promote better-looking skin and vision, address heartburn, upset stomach and a lack of breast milk. Remedy's Dandelion Root and Dandelion Leaf herbal supplements are available in tincture or capsule form and are featured in a number of our formulas such as Remedy's "Ultimate Detox Tea" and "Liver Safeguard".
Dandelion Root Chemical Constituents
Chemical constituents of dandelion include sesquiterpene lactones which increase bile production; another compound in Dandelion is believed to reduce inflammation.
Nutritional Components of Dandelion Root
Dandelion contains abundant quantities of vitamins A, B, C, and D as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, zinc. Inulin (a fructan fiber) is also present in high amounts in the root. Eaten as a food, Dandelion leaves provide 297 milligrams of potassium in a three-ounce serving.
Cautions & Interactions
Dandelion leaves have a diuretic effect. Those taking prescription medicines, blood thinners and diuretics should consult their healthcare professional before use of this herb.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect that you have cancer, please see your healthcare practitioner before taking any supplements.
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