Dandelion is so much more than a pesky weed on your lawn! It is actually a very effective diuretic, which means it helps pass excess fluid from your body through your kidneys and bladder. It is rich in potassium, so your body does not end up losing this valuable mineral due to the increase in urination. Unlike dandelion, prescription diuretics are not a source of potassium, so the mineral is lost through urination and not replaced. Dandelion is a very cleansing herb and has often been referred to as both a ‘liver tonic’ and ‘blood cleanser’. Its cleansing action makes it an excellent herb for relieving skin conditions such as eczema. And, while it’s doing all this, it can even support your digestive health!
Each ml contains 250 mg of organically grown dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale). It is a 1:4 root extract in a non-medicinal base of 40% gluten-free grain alcohol and purified water.
Dandelion is used traditionally in Herbal Medicine as a diuretic and to help relieve dermatological conditions.
For best results, take dandelion on an empty stomach, which means about 15 minutes before a meal or snack, or at least 1 hour after.
Adults 18 and over: take 2 ml, 3 times per day. To dispense, fill the dropper half way, which gives you 1 ml. Repeat to get 2 ml.
For best absorption, squirt the tincture under your tongue and hold it there for a few seconds, then swallow. If you want to remove the alcohol, add the dosage to a half cup of boiled water. The alcohol will evaporate off. Let it cool, and add honey or a splash of juice to make a yummy, healing drink!
Caution: Dandelion is recommended for occasional use only as a diuretic - please talk to your healthcare practitioner before prolonged use of any diuretic. Do not use dandelion if you have liver or gall bladder disorders, or bowel obstruction. If you develop symptoms of liver trouble, such as abdominal pain, dark urine or jaundice, please discontinue use. Please talk to your healthcare practitioner before using dandelion if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. And always talk to your healthcare practitioner if your symptoms hang on or get worse!