Dandelion. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Dandelion (Taraxacum dens-leonis)
Dandelion gets its name from the leaves trimmed so it has. It is a plant that grows almost everywhere in the world. Its leaves are eaten in salads. On the other hand, is of the same family as chicory.

Dandelion Properties
* Dandelion stimulates the secretion of digestive organs so it is used in case of gastric hypoacidity inthe digestive disorders in general (sluggish liver, constipation, etc ...).
* It has been scientifically shown to increase the secretion of bile from 2 to 4 vecesm as is used in cases of sluggish liver.
* It is perhaps the best cholagogue the plant kingdom. Very useful in the early stages of cirrhosis, jaundice, and hepato-biliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, gallstones, lack of appetite. Specific liver.
* He has highlighted its beneficial action on kidney stones for their laxative and diuretic action, and is used in the treatment of genitourinary disorders (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, oliguria, urolithiasis), hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, hypertension, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention.
* Dandelion is somewhat laxative.
* Has a remarkable level of vitamins and minerals.
* Useful in skin disorders of hepatic origin (acne, eczema, furunculosis, herpes, psoriasis, etc.)..

Dandelion Contraindications
- Obstruction of bile duct -
- Its use as a diuretic in the presence of hypertension, heart disease or moderate to severe renal insufficiency, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision.
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side effects of dandelion
- In case of contact with the latex fresh plant can cause contact dermatitis.
- For internal use by its content of bitter substances, can cause gastric distress, with hyperacidity. To avoid it is recommended to combine with the marshmallow.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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