Dandelion Root

DandelionTaraxacum officinale

Part used: Root

Energetics: Cooling, drying, bitter, sweet

Actions: Diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, bitter tonic, alterative, nutritive, choleretic, cholagogue, hepatoprotective, mild laxative

Indications: 

  • Digestive complaints such as dyspepsia, lack of appetite and constipation
  • Water retention
  • Skin eruptions such as acne and boils
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Healthy liver function
  • Arthritis
  • Cystitis

Its medicinal use history dates back over 2,500 years to ancient China, as well as Arabic, Welsh, European and Native American tribes as a digestive and liver tonic. This versatile herb is rich in nutrients and especially high in antioxidants which significantly reduce oxidative stress and prevent inflammatory cell damage particularly in the liver, thereby assisting in detoxification and enhancing the bodies defence systems.

Studies verify that dandelion root also possesses antimicrobial properties that can retard the growth of disease-causing bacteria. This powerful combination of factors may be useful in the prevention and treatment of liver disease and cancer, reduce cholesterol levels and heart disease, as well as systemic detoxification and weight management. [1,2]

Dandelion root is used in our Cleansing Tea, Women’s Wellness Tea and Shine Dust.