Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Taraxacum officinale

Pharmacopeia and Other Monographs

BHP, Herbal Medicine, German Commission E, Natural Medicines

Parts used:

Dried root


The plant is native to Western Europe where it grows in meadows, fields and fallow land.


Taraxacum contains taraxacin, taraxasterol and homotaraxasterol, fatty acids, sugars and inulin.

Possible interactions: Herbs – None documented, Drugs – Possibly Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYPIA2) substrates, glucoronidated drugs, Potassium sparing diuretics, Quinolone antibiotics.

Safety data issues :

Dandelion has Generally Regongnized As Safe tatus (GRAS) in the US. Insufficient reliable information available while using it in pregnancy and lactation: avoid using amounts greater than those in foods.

Comments : 

The internal use of dandelion root is for disturbance in bile flow, stimulation of diuresis, loss of appetite and dyspepsia.



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