Simple Herbal Extracts | Dandelion Root

Name

Dandelion Root

Botanical Name

Taraxacum officinale

Part Used

root

Contraindications

Blockage of the bile ducts, acute gallbladder inflammation, and intestinal blockage< *

Traditional Information*

An excellent bitter tonic that stimulates hydrochloric acid, bile, liver, pancreatic and small intestine secretions. It is indicated for chronic constipation due to poor digestionóclay colored stools, poor fat metabolism and sluggish liver function. A rich source of inulin and a fructo-oligerosaccharide (FOS), Dandelion root stimulates the growth of healthy bowel flora.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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