Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Taraxacum officinale

Pharmacopeia and Other Monographs

BHP, Herbal Medicine, German Commission E, Natural Medicines

Parts used:

Dried root

Botany:

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

Constituents:

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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