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Taraxacumofficinale (Dandelion)


Taraxacumofficinale, also known as dandelion, is a vegetable that most people call a weed. Dandelion is sometimes used as a salad green, and has limited traditional use in East Asian countries. It is used around the world for its diuretic effect.
Rodent evidence suggests dandelion may be able to ease digestion by increasing the rate at which food leaves the stomach and enters the small intestine. Dandelion may also exert a protective effect on the pancreas. Preliminary evidence suggests dandelion may have minor antiallergenic properties, but further research is needed to confirm this effect.
Dandelion can be used in salad. About 100 g of dandelion provides about 10-15% of your daily potassium requirements, at little to no caloric intake. Supplementation of dandelion cannot be recommended at this time due to a lack of human evidence for its effects. Consuming wild dandelions is not recommended, especially those grown in urban and suburban settings, as they will have been exposed to pesticide.

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Know & Note


Is a Form Of Food Product
Primary Function Liver Health and Detoxification
Also Known As Dandelion, Dandelion extract, Pisselent, Piss-in-bed, priest's crown, lion's teeth, lion's tooth, milk daisy, huanghua di ding, dumble-dor, white endive, wild endive
Do Not Confuse With Yamabushitake (Lion's mane, rather than lion's tooth which is what dandelion is sometimes called)

How to Take Taraxacumofficinale


Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

About 100 g of dandelion can be using in a salad to provide 10-15% of your daily potassium requirement.
The dose above is equivalent to approximately 10g of the dry weight of the plant, assuming water content of 87-90%.
Supplementation of dandelion cannot be recommended at this time due to a lack of human evidence for its effects. Consuming wild dandelions is not recommended, especially those grown in urban and suburban settings, as they will have been exposed to pesticide.

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