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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.

Health Warning: Talk to your doctor before taking dandelion to address opiate withdrawal. This herb may cause diarrhea.

Dandelion - Herbal remedy for Anemia: Eat dandelion greens in your salad or take one teaspoonful extract of dandelion leaf or root twice a day.

Dandelion - Herbal remedy for Fibromyalgia:  Dandelion reduces frequency and intensity of pain and strengthens the connective tissue. Take one tablespoon juice or one cup of  tea twice daily for four to six weeks.

Dandelion – Herbal remedy for Genital Herpes:  Liquid dandelion is very effective. Put 10 drops in half a glass of water and take 3 times a day for a month.

Dandelion - Herbal remedy for Hepatitis:  Dandelion dried roots can be roasted and taken instead of coffee. However unroasted roots are more therapeutic. They can be taken as infusions. You can also take fresh juice obtained by blending the leaves and roots with half a glass of water twice daily.

Dandelion - Herbal remedy for Moles: Rub the root of dandelion on the affected area every day for two weeks.

Dandelion - Herbal remedy for PMS:   Dandelion reduces fluid retention. For dandelion tea infuse a teaspoon of fresh or dried herb in a cup of boiling water. Drink two cups every month at the first symptom of PMS such as cramps and bloating, until first day of menstruation.
Health Warning: Do not take it with antibiotics, lithium or drugs such as propranolol and verapamil. Talk to your medical doctor if you have any concerns.

Dandelion - Herbal remedy for Styes: Drink dandelion tea to rid the bacteria that causes styes. Drink two cups daily until condition improves.

Dandelion - Herbal remedy for Warts: Take a dandelion and squeeze out the milky latex from the stem directly onto the wart. Repeat three times per day until the wart disappears. This may take several weeks depending on the size of the wart.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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