DANDELION
(Taraxacum officionale)
Whole Plant
extracted by tincture in food grade alcohol

Diuretic / Antiviral / Antioxidant


Plant Description/History: A very common plant, Dandelion grows wild almost everywhere but is a native of Europe. The common name Dandelion comes from the French words “dent de lion” meaning lion’s tooth and refers to the dentate leaf edges. The plant is cultivated largely in India as a remedy for liver complaints.

Constituents-Chemicals & Nutrients: Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc.

Indications: Dandelion is a non-potassium depleting diuretic (supposedly as effective as Lasix®) useful for treating fluid retention, cystitis, and hepatitis induced ascites (abnormal accumulation of fluid in the stomach). The herb is also applicable in cases of water retention due to heart problems. Its action is comparable to that of the drug Frusemide. The roots act as an antiviral agent, appetite stimulant, digestive aid, and may help promote gastrointestinal health. Dandelion flower has antioxidant properties.

Dosage for Adults: As a gentle and longer term “blood purifier” or “cleanser” for the liver, blood and urinary system, take 1 teaspoon of tincture daily.

Warnings: No known toxic effects and can be taken in large quantities over a long period of time. As with all diuretics, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.



Note: This information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare provider. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of this extract is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare provider before taking this tincture.