Dandelion is a common
garden weed but is touted as a valuable herbal remedy. It acts as a natural diuretic while
also supplying potassium, a nutrient that is often lost through diuretic use.
The plant is rich in the
antioxidants, vitamins A and C. The young leaves can be eaten fresh or used in herbal
How It May Benefit
As a supplemental diuretic,
dandelion may help relieve symptoms associated with:
Discontinue using dandelion
if you get allergic dermatitis, stomach upset, diarrhoea, flu like symptoms, or liver
pain. If you are pregnant, have a heart condition, or inflamed stomach or
colon use dandelion only with Professional consultation.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available in tinctures,
prepared tea, capsules, and dried or fresh leaves or roots.