Dandelion Fact Sheet

(Taraxacum officinale)


Dandelion is a common garden weed but is touted as a valuable herbal remedy. It acts as a natural diuretic while also supplying potassium, a nutrient that is often lost through diuretic use.

The plant is rich in the antioxidants, vitamins A and C. The young leaves can be eaten fresh or used in herbal preparations.

How It May Benefit You...

  • poor digestion

  • gall bladder problems

  • inflammation of the liver

  • congestive heart failure and high blood pressure that require diuretic treatment.

As a supplemental diuretic, dandelion may help relieve symptoms associated with:

  • high blood pressure,

  • congestive heart failure,

  • premenstrual syndrome,

  • menstrual pain, and

  • joint pain.


Discontinue using dandelion if you get allergic dermatitis, stomach upset, diarrhoea, flu like symptoms, or liver pain.   If you are pregnant, have a heart condition, or inflamed stomach or colon use dandelion only with Professional consultation.

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.


Available in tinctures, prepared tea, capsules, and dried or fresh leaves or roots.