Dandelion

From our list of ailments, see what Dandelion can be used for:

  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Indigestion
  • Kidney Stones
  • Liver
  • Menstruation
  • Nausea
  • Pms
  • Skin Issues
  • Water Retention

Natural Remedies using Dandelion

Activities (Dandelion) — Allergenic (1; CAN); Alterative (f; CRC); Antibacterial (1; CRC; WOI); Antidote (f; AKT); Antiedemic (1; CAN); Antiinflammatory (1; CAN; SHT); Antioxidant (1; CRC; FNF); Antirheumatic (f; CAN); Antiseptic (1; CRC; FAD); Antispasmodic (f; SHT); Antitumor (1; CAN); Aperient (f; SUW); Aperitif (2; AKT; BGB; JFM; KOM; PIP); Aquaretic (SHT); Astringent (f; PED); Bifidogenic (1; AKT; FNF); Bitter (1; APA; PED; SHT; SUW); Candidicide (1; CRC; FAD); Carminative (2; APA; KOM); Cholagogue (2; KOM; PH2; SHT; WAM); Cholekinetic (SHT); Choleretic (2; APA; KOM; SHT); Demulcent (f; FAD); Depurative (f; CRC; JFM); Detoxicant (f; AKT); Diaphoretic (f; CRC; KAP); Digestive (f; APA; SKY); Diuretic (2; AKT; APA; HH3; KOM; SUW; WAM); Hepatotonic (1; CAN; PED); Hypoglycemic (1; CAN; CRC); Lactagogue (f; CRC; LMP; PED; PH2); Laxative (1; APA; CAN; SUW; WAM); Litholytic (f; PED); Natriuretic (f; JAD); Phototoxic (1; CRC); Prebiotic (1; AKT; FNF); Saluretic (2; BGB; HH3; PH2); Secretagogue (f; PH2); Sialagogue (1; APA); Stimulant (f; CRC); Stomachic (1; APA; CRC; PED); Tonic (f; BGB; CRC; SUW).

If you suffer from water retention (sore breasts, bloating) take dandelion leaf tea daily, starting 10 days before your period and stopping with the onset of your period. Adults: 2 cups a day.

Cirrhosis of the Liver, Gallbladder, Indigestion, Kidney Stones, Liver, Menstruation, Nausea, Pms, Skin Issues, Water Retention

The Benefit of using Dandelion as a natural cure

Laxatives, on the other hand, o?er a gentler approach to moving the bowels and help to expel stool. Laxatives are perhaps a good choice after you eat a heavy meal that causes slight constipa-tion. E?ective purgatives include cascara sagrada, rhubarb, and senna. E?ective laxatives include barberry, buckthorn, dandelion root, and yellow dock.

Many herbs discussed in previous chapters have diuretic properties, and as such can be used whenever it is desirable to increase the volume of urine – for instance, during a bout of cystitis or urethritis. It is preferable to have diuretic herbs in a tea form, but a tincture diluted with a cupful of warm water will work just as well. You can choose from the following herbs: marshmallow leaf, celery seed (for precautions see page 139), birch, shepherd’s purse (for precautions see page 140), dandelion leaf, lime tree flower or nettle leaf.

Stems are erect, 2 to 3 feet, multibranched. Similar to dandelion but smaller, lanceolate leaves are coarsely toothed and covered with hairs. Bright or light blue flowers grow in clusters of two or three, opening with the sunrise and closing by midday. Found in open or grassy areas, along roadsides and parking lots. Perennial. Keep well watered to prevent them from seeding too quickly. Grow in well-drained, fertilized soil, full sun. Zones 4–11.

Drink dandelion root tea: this herb stimulates the liver and improves overall digestion (for precautions see page 51). Adults: 1-2 cups a day; 1 cup if pregnant).