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Dandelion: Information

Dandelion or Taraxacum officinialis is a familiar flowering herb in the daisy family. Dandelion has a long history of use as both an edible green and medicinal herb.

Dandelion's Health Benefits

Dandelion supplements are used primarily for liver support and also to help regulate fluid balance in the body, acting as a mild diuretic.1 Dandelion's high potassium content makes its diuretic activity very safe. Germany's Commission E has approved dandelion extracts for liver and gallbladder dysfunction.

Using Dandelion Supplements

Use as directed.

Side-effects and Cautions

Caution: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Use only under a doctor’s supervision if you have liver or gallbladder disease.

1. J Ethnopharmacol. 2006 Oct 11;107(3):313-23. Epub 2006 Jul 22.