Dandelion (Taraxacum) is a cooling herb, which has very strong anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine to treat many diseases, including liver, kidney, lung and colon problems, ulcers, swelling, fevers, flus, hepatitis, cholecystitis, and other infections.
Dandelion is a very common weed of turf and lawns, and may be found anywhere by roadsides and in lawns.
Dandelion is antibiotic, diuretic, hepatic, cholagogue, anti-rheumatic, laxative, tonic, and bitter. It is effective in reducing infections and cooling down the body. It works on liver, gallbladder, lung, kidney, joint, colon and other organs. Dandelion is a general stimulant to the system, and is often used in kidney and liver disorders for inflammation reduction. Dandelion most notably for liver detoxification. It can be used as a hepatic to affect the liver. As a natural diuretic, dandelion works on the urinary organs, and can treat kidney stones, infections and other urine problems.
How to use dandelions
You can make your own dandelion tea from dried dandelion leaves, flowers and roots that you pick from your own yard.
Add a handful of the herb into 4 cups of water, boil it for 15 minutes, afterwards strain and let cool. Take a cup, and 2 times a day.
Dandelion tea is readily available at most health and tea stores.
You may also find dandelion capsules in a health supplement store. Use it according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Most capsules are taken 1 to 2 times daily.