Dandelion Root - Cut, Organic

Herbs: Dandelion Root - Cut, Organically Grown

Common Names: Dandelion, cankerwort, lion’s tooth, wild endive
Latin Name: Taraxacum officinale
Origin: 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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    Are these roots roasted or cooked ?
    by Dan on Mar 24, 2014

    Are these raw fresh roots? Or are the cooked or roasted? Are they processed in anyway that would cause them to lose their benefits ?

      Re: Are these roots roasted or cooked ?
      by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 1, 2014

      They are dried with a low heat so that the they still retain the highest amount of their herbal benefits! Thanks!

    age of dandelion root
    by Lee on Mar 23, 2014

    How old is the dandelion root that you sell? im just concerned about freshness, as Im looking for the freshest and best for medicinal purposes?

      Re: age of dandelion root
      by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 2, 2014

      Our herbs are never stored long since we restock so often. We sell some of the freshest herbs possible. Thanks!

    Dandelion root - cut, organic
    by Ryan on Jan 3, 2014

    If we already received your product Dandelion root - cut, organic. Is it safe to eat right away? Or we still need to hang them in the sun to dry the roots before eating?

      Re: Dandelion root - cut, organic
      by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 3, 2014

      Yes they are ready for your immediate use! Thanks!

    Can this be used as a tea & can children use this
    by Misty Carlisle on Jan 2, 2014

    Hi just wondering if this can be used as a tea and is it safe to use this for children as a detoxifier for the liver?
    Thank you,
    Misty Carlisle

      Re: Can this be used as a tea & can children use this
      by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 3, 2014

      Hello, yes this can be used by children just take into consideration that the dosage for children should be slightly lower than a regular adult dosage. Thanks!

    How much to give my dog?
    by Heather on Dec 8, 2013

    My dog has severe liver disease & am wanting to use the Dandelion root in capsule form. How much should I give? He is 60 lbs

      Re: How much to give my dog?
      by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 9, 2013

      Hello, I would suggest one capsule a day, and watch the progress, if you don't see any improvement, you may want to try two a day. Thanks!

    county grown in??
    by Jessica on Dec 6, 2013

    I was wondering where your dandelion is grown? - country and or state?


      Re: county grown in??
      by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 9, 2013

      Hello, our Dandelion is grown in Europe. Thanks!

    by Tim on Nov 18, 2013

    Should I make a poultice out of Dandelion roots to put n a boil? or take it by capsule?

      Re: Boils
      by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 19, 2013

      You can use the Dandelion in capsules or make a poultice. Take it in the form you prefer. However the poultice would help a boil heal externally faster and taking the Dandelion in capsules would help you heal internally faster.

    Is Dandelion safe for dogs too?
    by Annie Nguyen on Oct 11, 2013

    I would like to know if I can give this herb to my dog. Does this herb cure cancer too?

      Re: Is Dandelion safe for dogs too?
      by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 11, 2013

      Yes, you can give it to dogs. Dandelion root is a natural diuretic and stimulates bile production. This makes it ideal for dogs who are suffering from stomach problems.
      As far as curing cancer, it has been known to help fight certain cancers, but I wouldn't say that it would cure just any cancer.

    Using Roasted Dandelion root
    by Aimee on Jul 10, 2013

    Can I use roasted dandelion root when making an iron infusion or should I be using just plain dandelion root?

      Re: Using Roasted Dandelion root
      by Bulk Herb Store on Jul 23, 2013

      We have never tried using the roasted dandelion root but if it is not depleted of its nutrition by being roasted then it should be ok. Thank you!

    safe for cats?
    by annie on Jun 16, 2013

    do you know if this is safe for cats to eat? i have a cat with a narrow urethra who gets UTI's and urine crystals frequently and i think he could benefit from this. he recently had surgery for over FORTY bladder stones and almost died. it was a miracle he pulled through. i want to make sure this doesn't happen again. thank you and you have an amazing site, so informative! you are wonderful and i am so grateful for this resource. with love, xox

      Re: safe for cats?
      by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 17, 2013

      Yes dandelion root is considered safe for cats.

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