Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

Dandelion tea is the perfect choice for those with the above problems or those who lead relatively sedentary lifestyles and who experience discomforts associated with this, such as constipation, digestive disorders, indigestion, and general sluggishness and fatigue. Just one cup per day will yield noticeable results within the first few months.

Dandelion plantTraditional therapeutic uses

Internally

  • Appetite stimulant.
  • Facilitate liver function.
  • Kidney- and gallstone dissolver – Dandelion is an ingredient of a treatment herbal tea mix for this condition – contact us for a personalised consultation.
  • Vitamin C supplement (leaves contain twice as much as a lemon).
  • Anti-bilious.
  • Diuretic.
  • Detoxifier.
  • Reduce high blood pressure.
  • Improves metabolism.
  • Dietary aid.
  • The root is a sugar substitute for diabetics.
  • Suitable for vitamin-based cancer prevention (rich in vitamins A & C).
  • Tea can be used as a vaginal rinse for fungal infections.

Possible side effects

Dandelion’s diuretic properties may speed up how fast medications may travel through your system and impact how your liver breaks down medications thereby making some medications stronger and others weaker.

May increase the risk of bleeding, so anyone who is on blood-thinning medication.

Some who suffer hayfever-like allergies to dandelion flowers, such as chamomile, chrysanthemums, daisies, marigold, ragweed or iodine.

Since many potassium elements are leaked during urinary incontinence, this needs to be replaced with fresh vegetables and bananas.

Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.