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Dandelion Leaf

  • Dandelion Leaf - main use of the leaf has been as a diuretic for fluid build-up and edema. An aid in high blood pressure where a mild diuretic is called for. The leaf is high in potassium, which most diuretics leach from the body. High in nutrition to build the blood.
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Dandelion Leaf

Also Known As - Taraxacum officinalis

Wild Crafted - USA

Key Medicinal Uses - Internally, dandelion is good for the liver and kidneys, and has often been used as a general tonic. Mixed in a herbal tea, it is given for jaundice, gall stones, constipation and upset stomach. Externally, Dandelion sap is often applied directly from the stem to cure warts, pimples, moles, callouses and sores. The sap also soothes bee stings and blisters.

Each part of the dandelion can be used to aide different ailments: the root and leaves can make a tea to help calm stomach aches by promoting healthy digestion, dandelion roots also nourish the liver and the root can be made into coffee, dandelion flowers relieve pain from headaches, backaches, and menstrual cramps and can make wonderful jelly, and its sap can help acne, skin diseases, burns and stings, and has anti aging properties!  

Other Uses -  Dandelions are often added to salads, soups or cooked as greens. The taproot is edible year round and can be placed in stews, soups or sautéed with other root vegetables. The flowers can be made into wine. The nutritional value of the herb is amazing. Containing many vitamins and minerals sorely lacking from most peoples' diet, this lowly plant would be a good addition to any person's diet.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement - Dandelions are mixed with other herbs for many different complaints. Mixed with tincture of horseradish, the herbal tea is excellent for a sluggish liver. A herbal tea consisting of the root, parsley root, Lemon balm leaves, ginger root and licorice root is good for gall stones if taken by the wineglass every two hours.

Parts Used - The tap root is used for many applications. The greens are often eaten, and the flowers can be eaten or used medicinally.

Precautions - Some people may be allergic to this plant, if you are allergic to daisies and chamomile avoid. Those taking diuretics should always consult a medical practitioner before taking this herb.

Preparation and Dosage - When the tops are used to make a tincture, the dosage should be 10 to 15 drops in a spoonful of water three times each day. 

For liver conditions, a broth made from sliced root, egg yolk and sorrel leaves should be taken daily.

For kidney stones, a decoction of dandelion root boiled for fifteen minutes, strained, then served with honey or brown sugar may be useful. One teacup full should be taken once or twice per day. For stomach irritation, the decoction or extract of the plant should be taken three to four times per day.

Disclaimer -These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

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