Dandelion Leaf {Taraxacum officinale}

Although in most parts of North America Dandelion may be recognized as a weed, it is in fact a very useful medicinal and nutritive herb. As a nutritive super food, Dandelion salad is very common in European cuisine. Dandelion root is highly supportive of the liver and its functions while the leaf has an affinity for the kidneys.

Family Asteraceae (Compositae)

Habitat Native to Europe and Asia but grows prolifically throughout the northern hemisphere

Parts Used Leaf and Root

Associated Systems
Cardiovascular system, Female Reproductive System, Male Reproductive System, Urinary System, Digestive System

Leaf Diuretic (postassium sparing), Choleretic, Nutritive aperient, Keratolytic (sap)
Root Choleretic, Cholagogue, Bitter digestive tonic, Nutritive, Aperient, Antitumour

Leaf Water retention, Edema/
Root Inadequate bile production, Cholecystitis, Gallstones, Hepatobiliary problems

Contraindications: Allergy to Asteraceae family (empirical)

Warnings & Interactions: 1A {Safety Chart}

This monograph does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. It is always advisable to consult with your trusted Herbalist or healthcare professional prior to use. Click here to book your appointment.

. Find a complete list of references for this monograph and a review of its evidence based applications in “Naturopathic Botanical Medicine” by Dr. Anthony Godfrey, and Paul Richard Saunders with Kerry Barlow, Cindy Gilbert, Mathew Gowan and Fraser Smith.
. https://www.herbalgram.org/resources/herbalgram/issues/109/table-of-contents/hg109-herbpro-dandelion/


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