dandelion root


Part used Root
Use Tablet or Tea
  • Blood purifier that helps liver and kidneys remove toxins principally by stimulating bile production; mild laxative and improves digestion
  • Inulin content promotes friendly bacteria growth in colon, improves blood sugar control
  • Liver remedy: improves production of liver anti-oxidant enzymes; enhances bile flow, improves liver congestion, bile duct inflammation, causes increased bile production and flow to gallbladder, direct effect on gallbladder causes contraction and release of stored bile

Adapted from:

Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

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