22 Dec Dandelion, Western (Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion Fact Sheet
Dandelion is a common garden weed but is touted as a valuable herbal remedy. It acts as a natural diuretic while also supplying potassium, a nutrient that is often lost through diuretic use.
The plant is rich in the antioxidants, vitamins A and C. The young leaves can be eaten fresh or used in herbal preparations.
How It May Benefit You…
- poor digestion
- gall bladder problems
- inflammation of the liver
- congestive heart failure and high blood pressure that require diuretic treatment.
As a supplemental diuretic, dandelion may help relieve symptoms associated with:
- high blood pressure,
- congestive heart failure,
- premenstrual syndrome,
- menstrual pain, and
- joint pain.
Discontinue using dandelion if you get allergic dermatitis, stomach upset, diarrhoea, flu like symptoms, or liver pain.If you are pregnant, have a heart condition, or inflamed stomach or colon use dandelion only with Professional consultation.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available in tinctures, prepared tea, capsules, and dried or fresh leaves or roots.