You may consider dandelion as a type of weed, but its root has a long history of therapeutic use.
Dandelion Root is a potent natural diuretic (even compared to synthetic products) that increases urine flow, rids the body of excess water and helps to relieve bloated feelings. It helps to keep the bloating and water retention levels down, effective in losing weight.
Dandelion is said to help promote healthy heart function and may lower cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as high blood pressure due to its diuretic action in ridding the body of excess fluid, thereby reducing the amount of fluid the heart must pump to circulate blood.
It is also considered a great liver tonic that is said to promote healthy gall bladder, pancreas and spleen function.
Research suggests the Dandelion root may improve the health and function of natural bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. The root is a mild laxative that promotes digestion and is also used as an appetite stimulant and to improve upset stomach, such as flatulence, feelings of fullness and constipation. The root is believed to increase the stomach function, and the gall bladder can especially benefit from this supplement, it can even keep gallstones from forming and may help to dissolve any that are present.
Dandelion root has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties that are particularly useful for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and help to keep it effectively under control. They can also reduce swelling and improve the pain that can accompany muscle spasms. A rich source of calcium, silicon and boron it may be helpful in cases of osteoporosis.
Dandelion's benefits extend to the treatment of infection as well. Supplements of Dandelion are helpful have proven to be beneficial in treating inflammatory skin conditions as well, including acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Dandelion root has also been recommended for tinnitus, tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, osteoporosis, abscesses, heart health, mammary tumors and warts. Dandelion root may also be effective in eliminating or averting age spots. Another benefit of Dandelion root tincture is it eliminates the toxins in the body that cause other skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It has also been found that Dandelion roots may help alleviate depression and fatigue caused by stress. It has great benefits for women who suffer from these conditions as a result of PMS.
1 Capsule contains 515 mg Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale)
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Plant Fiber
As a dietary supplement, take two capsules per day with water.
Contraindications: Pregnant and nursing women should not use Dandelion Leaf or Root. Those who are allergic to daisies or asters should not use Dandelion. Do not take Dandelion without talking to your doctor first if you are taking certain medicines used to treat infection (antibiotics such as Cipro, Tequin, Levaquin, etc., as it may lower efficacy of drug); Potassium supplements for health condition (too much may be harmful); Blood thinning medicine (Coumadin, Plavix, aspirin, etc.).