Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)
- Circulatory system
- Cover system
- Digestive system
- Endocrine system
- Immune system
- Sensory system
- Skeletal system
- Urinary system
Part of the plant which can be used
- The root or the leaf of the plant.
Present in the market
- Herbal tea.
- Fresh juice.
Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE is traditionally used as herbal tea or hydroalcoholic extract, or juice, so as to increase of the amount of urine to achieve flushing of the urinary tract, and as an adjuvant in minor urinary complaints. It is also used as an adjunct to treatments that enhanced urinary output is desirable, e.g. rheumatism and the prevention of renal gravel.
In case of using herbal tea and fresh juice, the suggested dosage is 3 cups daily. Both are indicated in cases of diabetes and diuresis stimulation.
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Combinations & Contraindications
Taraxacum can be combined with Arctostaphylos in liver and gallbladder problems.
In case of fluid retention can be combined with Cynodon dactylon and Achillea Millefolium.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.
Recognized Ethnobotanical use
Taraxacum is traditionally used as an adjunct in treatments that enhanced urinary output is desirable, e.g. rheumatism and prevention of renal gravel.