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As a dietary supplement, take one capsule daily.
Serving Size 1 Capsule Servings Per Container 100 Amount Per Serving % DV Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale) 550.00 mg ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Cellulose, Maltodextrin
No Sugar, No Artificial Colors, No Artificials Flavors, Sodium Free, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Soy, No Diary, Yeast Free
Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, on have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach AcidityDose: Refer to label instructionsDandelion acts as a digestive stimulant and may be helpful for indigestion.(more)ConstipationDose: Refer to label instructionsThe bitter compounds in dandelion leaves and root are also mild laxatives.(more)EdemaDose: Refer to label instructionsDandelion leaves have diuretic effects that may be comparable to the prescription diuretics used to treat edema.(more)Pregnancy and Postpartum SupportDose: Refer to label instructionsDandelion is a tonic herb, believed to strengthen or invigorate organ systems. A rich source of vitamins and minerals, it promotes urine and bile flow and helps with the common digestive complaints of pregnancy.(more)Pregnancy and Postpartum SupportDose: Refer to label instructionsDandelion is a tonic herb, believed to strengthen or invigorate organ systems. A rich source of vitamins and minerals, it promotes urine and bile flow and helps with the common digestive complaints of pregnancy.(more)Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach AcidityDose: Refer to label instructions
Bitter herbs are thought to stimulate digestive function by increasing saliva production and promoting both stomach acid and digestive enzyme production.1 As a result, they are particularly used when there is low stomach acid but not in heartburn (where too much stomach acid could initially exacerbate the situation). These herbs literally taste bitter. Some examples of bitter herbs include greater celandine, wormwood, gentian,dandelion, blessed thistle, yarrow, devil's claw, bitter orange, bitter melon, juniper, andrographis, prickly ash, and centaury.2. Bitters are generally taken either by mixing 1-3 ml tincture into water and sipping slowly 10-30 minutes before eating, or by making tea, which is also sipped slowly before eating.References
1. Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler VE. Rational Phytotherapy: A Physician's Guide to Herbal Medicine. 3rd ed, Berlin: Springer, 1998, 168-73.
2. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 425-6.EdemaDose: Refer to label instructions
Herbs that stimulate the kidneys were traditionally used to reduce edema. Herbal diuretics do not work the same way that drugs do, thus it is unclear whether such herbs would be effective for this purpose. Goldenrod (Solidago cnadensis) is considered one of the strongest herbal diuretics.1 Animal studies show, at very high amounts (2 grams per 2.2 pounds of body weight), that dandelion leaves possess diuretic effects that may be comparable to the prescription diuretic furosemide (Lasix(R)).2 Human clinical trials have not been completed to confirm these results. Corn silk (Zea mays) has also long been used as a diuretic, though a human study did not find that it increased urine output.3 Thus, diuretic herbs are not yet well supported for use in reducing edema.References
1. Tyler V. Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals. New York: Pharmaceutical Products Press, 1994, 74 [review].
2. Racz-Kotilla E, Racz G, Solomon A. The action of Taraxacum officinale extracts on the body weight and diuresis of laboratory animals. Planta Med 1974;26:212-7.
3. Doan DD, Nguyen NH, Doan HK, et al. Studies on the individual and combined diuretic effects of four Vietnamese traditional herbal remedies (Zea mays,Imperata cylindrica,Plantago major and Orthosiphon stamineus). J Ethnopharmacol 1992;36:225-31.Pregnancy and Postpartum SupportDose: Refer to label instructions
Many tonic herbs, which are believed to strengthen or invigorate organ systems or the entire body, can be taken safely every day during pregnancy. Examples include dandelion leaf and root, red raspberry leaf, and nettle. Dandelion leaf and root are rich sources of vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, and iron. Dandelion leaf is mildly diuretic (promotes urine flow); it also stimulates bile flow and helps with the common digestive complaints of pregnancy. Dandelion root is traditionally used to strengthen and invigorate the liver.1ReferencesPregnancy and Postpartum SupportDose: Refer to label instructions
Many tonic herbs, which are believed to strengthen or invigorate organ systems or the entire body, can be taken safely every day during pregnancy. Examples include dandelion leaf and root, red raspberry leaf, and nettle. Dandelion leaf and root are rich sources of vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, and iron. Dandelion leaf is mildly diuretic (promotes urine flow); it also stimulates bile flow and helps with the common digestive complaints of pregnancy. Dandelion root is traditionally used to strengthen and invigorate the liver.1References
Parts Used & Where Grown
Closely related to chicory, dandelion is a common plant worldwide and the bane of those looking for the perfect lawn. The plant grows to a height of about 12 inches, producing spatula-like leaves and yellow flowers that bloom year-round. Upon maturation, the flower turns into the characteristic puffball containing seeds that are dispersed in the wind. Dandelion is grown commercially in the United States and Europe. The leaves and root are used in herbal supplements.
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