Simple Herbal Extracts | Dandelion Leaf


Dandelion Leaf

Botanical Name

Taraxacum officinale

Part Used



None *

Traditional Information*

An outstanding nutritive herbal diuretic (aquaretic) that increases elimination of urine without depleting potassium. It is appropriate for long term use for edema (cardiac, circulatory, PMS,  pulmonary),  hypertension, and has shown an ability to reduce weight in clinical trials (more than water weight).

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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