Dandelion Leaf - Cut, Organic

Herbs: Dandelion Leaf - Cut, Organically Grown

Common Names: Dandelion, cankerwort, lion’s tooth, wild endive
Latin Name: Taraxacum officinale
Origin: Bulgaria/USA

Excerpts from The How to Herb Book

The dandelion we are talking about really is that little yellow weed in your lawn. All its parts are used – the leaves, flower and roots. It can be used fresh in green drinks and salads.

  • One of the best blood purifiers and builders available.
  • High in vitamins and minerals, especially calcium.
  • Contains all the nutritive salts for the blood. Dandelion restores and balances the blood so anemia that is caused by deficiencies of these blood salts disappears.
  • Overweight people when losing weight can become over acidic. These acids in the blood are destroyed by dandelion.
  • One of the best liver cleansers. It increases the activity of the liver and the flow of bile into the intestines.
  • Increases activity of the pancreas and the spleen.
  • Good for the female organs.
  • Helps open urinary passages.

Has been used in the following:

  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Anemia
  • Appetite
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Blood purifier
  • Eczema
  • Liver cleanser
  • Yellow jaundice
  • Low blood pressure
  • Weight loss
  • Case History

    A severely anemic pregnant woman took 2 Dandelion capsules 3 times a day. In less than a month her blood count came up several points. Her obstetrician stated he was pleasantly surprised because he hadn’t seen it come up like that before, during a pregnancy.

    Another woman had been anemic all her life before taking dandelion. Since she started taking 2 capsules 3 times a day of dandelion, she has had no more problems with anemia.


    Excerpts from Practical Herbalism

    Dandelion is commonly thought to be one of the “bitter herbs” recommended in the Bible. Its young leaves have been gathered and eaten as a pot herb or as an addition to salads for centuries.

    It has been used to aid digestion, relieve liver distress, and to treat all manner of ills from dropsy, jaundice, and kidney stones to warts and psoriasis. Culpeper states, “It is of an opening and cleansing quality, and therefore, very effectual for the obstructions of the liver, glass, and spleen. It opens the passages of the urine, both in young and old, powerfully cleanses, and doth afterwards heal them.”

    Dandelion is an extremely effective diuretic, but without the common side effect of mineral depletion prevalent with diuretic drugs.

    Dandelion is rich in many nutrients, particularly in bio-available minerals.

    It enriches breast milk in nursing mothers, benefiting both mother and child.

    The plant helps control blood pressure by reducing excess fluids in the body as well as by the presence of mannitol, a substance commonly prescribed in Europe for hypertension.

    Indicated Usages - Internal

  • Acne, Skin Eruptions
  • Blood Purifier
  • Boils, Cysts
  • Constipation
  • Edema, Swelling, Water Retention
  • Anemia
  • Jaundice,
  • Indigestion
  • Psoriasis, Eczema
  • Obstructions; Liver, Spleen, Pancreas

  • Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

    Contains bitter compounds that enhance the efficiency of the body’s eliminative and detoxifying functions. These compounds help restore normal liver function, increase the production of digestive fluids and enzymes, particularly bile, increase the flow of urine and have a laxative effect. Dandelion is an excellent herbal source of sodium, iron and vitamin A.


    From Our Reading and/or Experience...

    • We use Dandelion often in tea and tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. For instance, it can easily be made into powder, and used as such in capsules.
    • Dandelion is a food, and thus, keep it in the kitchen as all other food ingredients. We add it to dishes (salads, meat dishes, soups, stews, etc.) in small amounts so as to add nutritional value to the dish without changing the flavor.
    • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
    • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
    • It is critical that Dandelion is stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is highly recommended, but not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of it's highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.

    Customer Reviews

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    Dandelion Leaf/Root
    by Heather on Sep 17, 2014

    How do I know whether to buy dandelion root or leaves?

    dandelion root
    by andrea on Feb 4, 2014

    I also have struggled with constipation all my life. Since I have been taking the dandelion root, no more problems. Thanks for a wonderful website and wonderful products!

    How to help acne
    by Marie on Nov 12, 2013

    How can dandelion leaf help acne. I was wondering if I should drink the tea or do a face wash?

      Re: How to help acne
      by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 12, 2013

      Hello!
      You can do either one or both at the same time! Drinking internally could stop new acne from happening and using as a face wash would help heal acne already on your face/body.

    wonderful herb
    by Holly on Oct 17, 2013

    I used dandilion leaf during pregnancy and nursing for over all health, and it had the added effect of keeping my skin clear if I used half a teaspoon in my herbal tea every day.

    Life happened and I forgot about it until now that I am battling late stage lyme disease and babesia. I am having an issue with ammonia buildup in my brain and body, and dandilion leaf was one of the things reccomended to reduce it, partly because of its kidney cleansing properties! It will also support the building of new red blood cells as the babesia infecting my red blood cells and restricting oxygenation die off. I am very happy with this herb, as I can see and feel it working.

    use in smoothies?
    by Nicole on Sep 9, 2013

    Can this product be used in smoothies/protein shakes as it is? If it needs to be powdered, how is that done (do you just put it through a blender or food processor?) and why? Also, how much should be used for 8 oz of tea? Thank you!

      Re: use in smoothies?
      by Bulk Herb Store on Sep 10, 2013

      Hello,
      Yes, you can put this into smoothies. You could powder it first or you could just put the leaves as is into your smoothie. There is no exact amount but you could put the same amount as you put into a tea. Thanks!

    Age spots
    by Khali on Aug 7, 2013

    Hi, how it is used for age spots?

      Re: Age spots
      by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 8, 2013

      Hello! You can use it either in a salve or take it as a tincture. You can also just drink as a tea as well. Go to our How-To page on our sight to get detailed instruction on how to make salves and tinctures.

    Dandelion leaf and root tincture
    by Marybelle on Aug 24, 2012

    I made a dandelion tincture from mixing 1/2 root and 1/2 dried leaf together in alcohol. I've had issues with constipation most of life. 1 teaspoon a day has corrected this issue for me. Who knew?

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