Dandelion Overview, Detox Uses, Treatments and Benefits

The most common historical uses of dandelion was to treat liver disease, kidney disease, and spleen issues.

Now a days, dandelion is used by some for:

  • diuretic
  • dyspepsia
  • loss of appetite
  • gastrointestinal ailments
  • minor digestion problems
  • liver and gallbladder detox
  • tonic for the liver and kidney
  • relieve liver disease symptoms
  • hepatic & biliary function restoration

In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion herb combination is used to treat:

  • hepatitis
  • bronchitis
  • pneumonia
  • upper respiratory tract infections
  • topical compress for breast inflammation

Dandelion leaves and roots are used to make:

  • capsules
  • extracts
  • fresh or dried teas

Dandelion leaves are used in salads or cooked as greens. Its flowers are used to make wine.

Dandelion consumption is considered safe, but can cause some an upset stomach and diarrhea. Additionally, some are allergic to the plant itself. It is not recommended for those with:

  • bile duct blockage
  • inflamed or infected gallbladder

Healthy diet benefits of dandelion is an additional source of potassium, calcium, vitamin A and iron.

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