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DANDELION (Taraxacum Offininale)

Dandelion greens are edible and are a rich source of vitamin A. Dandelion has been used in many traditional medical systems, including Native American and traditional Arabic medicine. Historically, dandelion was most commonly used to treat liver diseases, kidney diseases, and spleen problems. Less commonly, dandelion was used to treat digestive problems and skin conditions. Today, traditional or folk uses of dandelion include use as a liver or kidney “tonic,” as a diuretic, and for minor digestive problems.

The leaves and roots of the dandelion, or the whole plant, are used fresh or dried in teas, capsules, or extracts. Dandelion leaves are used in salads or as a cooked green, and the flowers are used to make wine and the roots make a great coffee substitute.Good to use as a diuretic as it does not leach the potassium from the body since it has the potassium to replace what is eliminated. It cleanses the blood and tissues which makes it good for the treatments of skin diseases. The sap of the root is said to get rid of warts.

Uses: Use as a tonic for indigestion, constipation, gallbladder and liver disease by increasing the bile flow, rheumatism and skin diseases.
Parts Used: Roots, leaves and flowers

Category: Herbal Products

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