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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Dandelion
MEDICINAL USE
The leaves are a potasium sparing diuretic, yet are not overstimulating to the kidneys. The root is stimulating to the digestive system, most notably the liver. It is indicated in any condition of liver and/or gall-bladder inflammation and stasis including cholelithiasis, metabolic toxicity, and jaundice. Taraxacum root is alterative for chronic toxic conditions manifesting as eczema, acne, arthritis, chronic gastritis and enteritis.
Dandelion
Taraxacum officinalis
diuretic, choleretic, anti-inflammatory
COMBINES WITH
WARNINGS
PREPARATION
Root decoction: 2-8 g/day. Leaf decoction: 4-10 g/day. Tincture: (1:5) of root and/or leaf, 3-5 ml TID. Dried herb: 4-10 g TID.