Dandelion ( Taraxacum officinale ) is wildcrafted in Australia
AKA Blowball, Cankerwort, Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown, Swine's Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive
Cautions please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.
No therapeutic claim is made or intended for this product. Information is for educational purposes only.
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Actions: Diuretic, hepatic, cholagogue, anti-rheumatic, laxative, tonic, bitter.
The dried organic Taraxacum officinale leaves may be used to make a tea. Organic dandelion leaf is commonly used as a diuretic that may help help with the excretion of water that occurs when the rate of urination increases. Taraxacum officinale dried herbs are naturally high in potassium salts, and this may help to balance potassium levels in the body that can typically drop when diuretics are taken. Dandelion leaf is also commonly used as a stimulant, which may help to increase awareness and alertness.
Dandelion root works as a stimulant in the body – especially to the urinary organs. It is commonly used for kidney and liver disorders due to its diuretic, tonic and slightly aperient properties.
the drug `Frusemide'. The usual effect of a drug stimulating the kidney function is a loss of vital potassium from the body, which aggravates any cardio-vascular problem present. With Dandelion, however, we have one of the best natural sources of potassium. It thus makes an ideally balanced diuretic that may be used safely wherever such an action is needed, including in cases of water retention
due to heart problems. As ahepatic & cholagogue Dandelion root may be used in inflammation
. It is specific in cases of congestive jaundice
. As part of a wider treatment for muscular rheumatism
it can be most effective. This herb is a most valuable general tonic and perhaps the best widely applicable diuretic and liver tonic. Ellingwood
recommends the root for the following patholgies: chronic jaundice
, blood disorders
,chronic skin eruptions
, chronic gastritis
, aphthous ulcers
Combinations: For liver and gall-bladder problems it may be used with Barberry or Balmony. For water retention it may be used with Couchgrass or Yarrow.
It is not advised to take dandelion herbs if your bile ducts are blocked or gall bladder is inflamed, or if you have a blockage of the intestines.