Dandelion Root (Liver Health)
Small: 4x3 sized pouch
approximate serving size: 12 to 15 servings
Large: 5x7 pouch
approximate serving size: 80-84 servings
Aides with: liver problems and gallstones, kidney and bladder infections, indigestion, and constipation
Dandelion (taraxacum officinale) has historically been an herb considered to be a rich source of beta-carotene and potassium. According to folk medicine, dandelion was used for disturbances in bile flow, inflammatory conditions of the urinary tract, and dyspepsia. It was also used for liver and gallbladder disorders, hemorrhoids, gout, rheumatic diseases, eczema, and other skin conditions. The herb is a diuretic and is used for bladder and kidney complaints.
-Unlike many conventional diuretics, which cause a loss of potassium, dandelion is rich in potassium—using the herb as a diuretic results in a net gain of this vital mineral. Because of its diuretic effect, dandelion helps to counteract urine retention in bladder infections.
-The bitter principles in dandelion increase bile production and flow in the liver. This makes it useful for people with sluggish liver function due to alcohol abuse or poor diet. It is restorative to the liver and helps reduce the risk of developing gallstones. But should you already have gallstones, dandelion should be avoided, as it will increase bile flow and pressure against the stones.
Caution: Dandelion roots may interact with certain medications, including antibiotics, anticoagulants, and blood sugar drugs. Consult a healthcare professional before taking it. It acts as a diuretic, so taking diuretics could negatively impact kidney function and cause an electrolyte imbalance. Follow directions and use caution if you have kidney issues.
Potential Allergen: Although rare, dandelion root can cause an allergic reaction if you are allergic to this herb. You must seek medical attention immediately if you have a severe allergic reaction.
Avoid: Consumption of dandelion root if pregnant or nursing, or if given to children.
As with every herb, please do your research before use.
Reference: Prescription for Herbal Healing, Balch, 2nd edition
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