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Other Names: Dandelion, Dandelion Root, Pee in the Bed, Wiggers, Lion's Teeth, Lion's Tooth, Swine's Snout, Blowball, Cankerwort, Puffball, Blowball, White Endive, Wild Endive, Clockflower, Priest's Crown, Taraxacum Officinale
Traditional Usages: Liver Disorders, Gall Bladder, Mild Jaundice, Indigestion, Lack of Appetite, Sweating in the Anal Cleft, Muscular Rheumatism, Anorexia Nervosa, Congestive Heart Failure, Warts, Constipation, Eczema, Acne, Coffee Substitute, Abscesses, Appendicitis, Boils, Dermatitis, Fevers, Inflammations, Snakebites, Stomach Aches, Anemia, Body Tonic, Increased Appetite, Helps ease Dyspepsia, Gout and Rheumatism, Wasting or Weight Loss
Resources: India, Asia, China, Europe, Northern Hemisphere
Parts Used: Root, Leaves, Flowers, Rhizomes
Administration Method: Tea, Decoction, Infusions, liquid preparations for internal use.
Herb Action: Choleretic, Diuretic, Stimulating appetite.
Herbal Research: Dandelion
Health Warning: In the case of gallstones, use Dandelion only after consultation with your doctor.
Dandelion - Herbal remedy for Abdominal Pain: Dandelion is often thought of as a weed but it is a good source of vitamins A, B complex, D and C and it contains minerals such as zinc, potassium and iron. Dandelion has been commonly used to treat conditions such as upset stomach, heartburn, kidney disease, appendicitis and other digestive disorders.
Dandelion herbs can be used as an appetite stimulant and are believed to have a mild laxative effect. To use dandelion to help improve stomach pains, add 1-2 teaspoons of dried or fresh herb to hot water and drink up to three times per day.
Dandelion - Herbal remedy for Addiction: (Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco): The roots and leaves of the dandelion may help support the repair of liver cells during withdrawal process. Your liver is responsible for clearing toxins from your system and long-term use of drugs and alcohol can cause these toxins to build up in this organ, causing tissue damage and scarring. Dandelion may help clear toxins from your liver.
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