Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root (Powder or Tincture)

Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale)

Dandelion originates from Europe but can be found across temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.  Research has shown it to have a wide range of properties which include anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, diuretic and immunological effects in the body. It may also improve liver and kidney function.

It has traditionally been used for joint & muscle pain, in gout and arthritis, as well as a diuretic and general body tonic .

Other Traditional Uses
- Minor infections (e.g. viral and urinary infections)
- Tonsillitis
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach ache and wind
- Bruises and eczema

Warnings
It can cause allergic reactions as well as cross- sensitivity with other members of the Asteraceae/Compositae family such as ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many other herbs.
It can also prolong bleeding time and increase bleeding risk in vulnerable people
Seek medical advice with renal or heart failure and diabetes

Useful Information
Dandelion is rich in the following nutrients: Vitamin A (6x that of carrots), B, C and E; and high in sodium, potassium, iron, calcium and phosphorus minerals

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