Dandelion leaf


Dandelion leaf is a recognisable herb found almost everywhere and often treated as a weed. It has a multitude of beneficial properties making it an ideal medicinal ingredient.

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Taraxacum officinale

Dandelion plantA highly recognisable yellow flower from the large genus in the family Asteraceae that include daisies and camomile. It is a welcome source of pollen to many insects but is often dug out or poisoned as it is regarded as a very stubborn weed.

It is not only the yellow blooms that are instantly recognisable – the name comes from the French meaning Lion’s teeth – the serrated leaves have the look of teeth. They are useful in salads when young (related to rocket salad). After flowering, the plant has the traditional fluffy ‘clock’ of the seed heads that children love to blow.

Dandelion has many myths, the most common suggests that if you pick it, or even just touch it, you will wet the bed – an idea that forms many of the local common names, including ‘Wet-the-bed’ and ‘Tiddle-beds’.

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.

Additional information

Weight 50 g

Internal Benefits

  • 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.


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