Dandelion

Taraxicum officinale

Herbal Actions

  • Cholagogue (bile production)
  • Diuretic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Tonic
  • Bitter

Used For

  • Digestive discomfort (dyspepsia, bloating, flatulence, loss of appetite, poor biliary function – difficulty digesting fats)
  • As a potassium sparing diuretic

Avoid If...

You have a Asteraceae allergy
You have acute gallbladder inflammation or obstruction in the biliary tract

References

  • Blumenthal, M., & Busse, W. R. (1998). Expanded Commission E Monographs. Austin, Texas : Boston : American Botanical Council

  • World Heath Organisation. (2007). WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants: Volume 3. World Health Organisation, Geneva