Dandelion

Other Names:

Common Dandelion, Blowball, Canker Wort, Clock Flower, Dente De Lion, Dudhal, Dumble-dor, Fairy Clock, Fortune Teller, Hokaei-kon, Huang Hua Di Ding, TOE

Benefits

  • Diuretic
  • Antiparasitic
  • Antioxidant
  • Anticancer
  • Antiinflammatory
  • Aids in digestion
  • Natural electrolyter

Dandelion


Taraxacum officinale

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is useful for improved liver function as it is a potent natural diuretic. The leaves contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including potassium. The roots of the herb are primarily considered for supporting digestion and liver function, while as its leaves are used as diuretic and digestive stimulant. Poultry farmers in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada use dandelions to treat endoparasites in poultry, and as a food for foraging and ground cover.

References

Mountain Rose Herbs