Dandelion – Herbs For Alternative Medicine


Claims and Common Uses:

  • Weight loss aid
  • Used as a diuretic and laxative
  • Proven effective against gallstones
  • May help prevent iron- deficiency anemia due to its high mineral content.
  • Aids digestion and a home remedy for stomach ache
  • Liver tonic; aids in treatment of liver disorders including cirrhosis, jaundice, enlargement of the liver, hepatitis, and chronic inflammation.
  • Has tonic properties that benefits the body as a whole
  • May be beneficial in the treatment of PMS

Parts Used: Root and leaves

Preparations: Dried root, fluid extract, tincture, juice, powdered solid extract.

  • Dandelion is best prepared by boiling in water, then chilling.

Side Effects and Warnings of Dandelion: Dandelion is very safe. No toxic or adverse effects have been reported.