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Dandilion

Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

Used in infectious conditions including allergies. An individual may feel better with touch and works from resting or lying down. Dandelion is a powerful diuretic and acts similar to the drug furosemide. Can be used when diuretic action is indicated. It is a superb natural source of potassium.  There is often a history of environmental exposure that involves liver. Dandelion can be helpful in inflammation and congestion of liver and gallbladder

9 Health Benefits of Dandelion

  1. Lowers high blood pressure
  2. Reduces cholesterol
  3. Fights gout inflammation
  4. Helps remove edema
  5. Aid in blood sugar imbalances
  6. Contains potent antioxidants
  7. Fights inflammation
  8. Promotes a healthy liver
  9. Useful with skin diseases due to the action on the liver

Properties of Dandelion

Diuretic, hepatic, laxative, tonic and bitter

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