Dandelion digestive health, urinary health and liver health properties
root and leaf have been used since ancient times as a general cure all and its latin name Taraxacum officianale can be translated as the 'Official Remedy for Disorders'.
Naturopathic practitioners prescribe dandelion as a natural remedy to detoxify the liver and
gallbladder, reduce side effects of medications metabolised by the liver, and relieve symptoms
associated with liver disease. It is also used as a herbal remedy to treat dyspepsia (indigestion) and treat loss of appetite.
Dandelion can be used to treat:
To stimulate bile flow
Loss of appetite
High blood pressure
Side effects and contraindications
Dandelion use is generally considered safe. However, there have been
rare reports of upset stomach and diarrhoea, and some people are
allergic to the plant.
Dandelion may have an effect on increasing bile production and secretion, so people with
gallstones (obstructed bile ducts) or other related diseases should avoid using dandelion leaf and root
Adult dosage for Dandelion as a tincture:
Based on 1:3 ratio tincture. Take 5ml to 10ml three times a day.
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