Dandelion Root {Taraxacum officinale}

Dandelion root has long been used to treat liver conditions. The root can be roasted to create a delicious caffeine free coffee substitute.

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}

These monographs are not intended 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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