Dandelion Root (Taraxicum officinale)

Stimulates the flow of bile and is a liver and digestive tonic. Dandelion extracts are said to also benefit the spleen and improve the health of the pancreas. It is important to note that this herb has been shown to uniformly remedy chronic liver congestion, prevent liver cell death from many toxins and support hepatic regeneration.


Dandelion Root (Taraxicum officinale) can help with the following


Organ Health  




May do some good
Likely to help
Highly recommended



A bitter, yellow-green secretion of the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and is released when fat enters the first part of the small intestine (duodenum) in order to aid digestion.


Herbs may be used as dried extracts (capsules, powders, teas), glycerites (glycerine extracts), or tinctures (alcohol extracts). Unless otherwise indicated, teas should be made with one teaspoon herb per cup of hot water. Steep covered 5 to 10 minutes for leaf or flowers, and 10 to 20 minutes for roots. Tinctures may be used singly or in combination as noted. The high doses of single herbs suggested may be best taken as dried extracts (in capsules), although tinctures (60 drops four times per day) and teas (4 to 6 cups per day) may also be used.


Usually Chronic illness: Illness extending over a long period of time.

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