Health Benefits of
are used to treat a
menstrual cramps, and night blindness.
Dandelion is a blood purifier which aids in the
process of filtering and straining wastes from the
bloodstream. It is useful in treating obstructions
in the gallbladder, liver, pancreas, and spleen.
are anodyne, cardiotonic, emollient, hepatic, and
Vitamins And Minerals
considered as one of the five most nutritious
vegetables on Earth. The leaves and root are cold,
bitter, and sweet with a slightly salty
- The leaves contain beta-carotene, vitamin B1,
B2, choline, inositol, folic acid, C, calcium,
iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium,
taraxacin, bitter glycosides, and terpenoids.
- Dandelion root contains calcium, iron,
phosphorus, zinc, choline, flavonoids (lutein,
luteolin flavoxanthin, violaxanthin), pectin,
inulin, taraxacin, taraxacerin, triterpenes (taraxol,
taraxerol, taraxasterol, amyrin), coumestrol,
levulin, mucilage, tannin, essential oil,
asparagin, lactupicrine, phenolic acids (quinic
acid, chlorogenic acid), caffeic acid, gallic
acid, and fatty acids (myristic, palmitic,
Medicinal Benefits Of
All parts of the
dandelion are used medicinally.
- Dandelion roots are anti-inflammatory,
antibacterial, antifungal, cholagogue,
choleretic, deobstruent, discutient, hepatic,
hypnotic, purgative, and sedative.
- Dandelion leaves are antacid, antioxidant,
febrifuge, hypotensive, restorative, and
- Dandelion leaves and root are alterative,
anodyne, antirheumatic root, aperient,
astringent, bitter, decongestant, depurative,
digestive, diuretic, galactagogue, immune
stimulant, laxative, lithotriptic, nutritive,
stomachic, and can be used as a tonic.
- Dandelion flowers are anodyne, cardiotonic,
emollient, hepatic, and vulnerary.