Dandelion Leaves & Flowers

Taraxacum officinale

Part Used

Flower, leaves




Alterative; anti-cholesterol; anti-inflammatory; anti-rheumatic; bitter; cholagogue; digestive; diuretic; hepatic; laxative; nutritive

Traditional Uses

Medicinally weaker than the root, dandelion leaves and flowers are a potassium sparing diuretic; not over-stimulating to the kidneys, useful in edema and hypertension. A wonderful alterative for nearly all chronic toxic or inflammatory conditions manifesting within the body such as eczema, acne, arthritis, chronic gastritis and enteritis. Used topically for skin problems and age spots. ^1. 2.