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Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinale

Common Names: Blowball, cankerwort, dent de lion, lion's tooth, priest's crown, pu gong ying, puffball, swine snout, white endive, wild endive



Use: (a) Diuretic, whole plant, especially the leaf, (b) Stomachic, (c) Mild laxative, (d) Cholagogue, (e) Choleretic, (f) Anti-platelet aggregating action.


Dandelion is used for arthritis, gout, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, edema, and abnormal blood sugar levels. It is used for gastric headaches, dyspepsia, heartburn, and many other digestive ailments. 


This plant has the flexibility of being healing and protective while also being stimulating to the liver. It is meant for many female conditions and skin diseases due to its action on the liver, and is specific for liver/gallbladder/digestive headaches. The whole plant, especially the root, is beneficial to the liver.


Active Constituents of Dandelion

Bitter glycosides, triterpenoids, tannins, volatile oils, inulin, vitamins A, B complex, C, Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Selenium, Silicon, Sodium, Zinc.






This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.




Dandelion Leaf (Organic)

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