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What are the Uses of Dandelion Root?

Deanna Baranyi
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Updated Mar 03, 2024
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Dandelion root has been used for centuries in homeopathic medicine to treat a wide range of illnesses. Many practitioners believe that it works to improve gallbladder and liver function and often recommend it as a liver tonic. In addition, many people claim that it is a useful diuretic and a digestive aid. It is also believed to help treat the symptoms of rheumatism, arthritis, and other kinds of chronic joint pain. Some practitioners recommend it to prevent osteoporosis as well.

Used as a diuretic, dandelion root is thought to increase the flow of urine from the body. As a result, it may help people reduce bloating by removing excess water and other impurities. In addition, the dandelion is high in nutrients, such as potassium; vitamins A, B, C and D; and iron.

One of the main uses of dandelion root is as a liver tonic. It is thought to help the liver function better and is even recommended by some practitioners to treat disorders affecting the liver. For example, since it is used to increase bile flow from the liver, it may help treat liver diseases, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, and jaundice. It is also believed to help the spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder function. Generally, it affects body secretions and helps the body excrete waste.

Some people use dandelion root as an alternative to coffee. They claim that, unlike coffee, it works to help calm an upset stomach. In addition, they believe it stimulates the digestive organs. In fact, many people drink “coffee” made from the roots of dandelions with each meal to help them digest their food.

People affected by stiff joints, arthritis, rheumatism, and gout may also use dandelion root. It is thought to flush the toxins that inflame the muscles and joints from the body. In addition, practitioners claim that it helps reduce uric acid, thereby increasing joint mobility and reducing joint pain and stiffness.

Because the roots of dandelions are high in calcium and boron, they are believed to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. The boron is thought to increase the levels of estrogen in the body. The increase may be helpful to preserve bone density. The calcium works to strengthen the bones of the body as well.

As with any remedy, a skilled practitioner or medical provider should be consulted before using dandelion root. Although it is safe for most people, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should use the roots with care. In addition, people who are using certain medications, such as lithium, antibiotics, and antacids, should avoid using the remedy unless they are under medical supervision.

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Discussion Comments

By ysmina — On Sep 07, 2014

My sister had gallbladder issues. Her gallbladder was just not working well. Her doctor even suggested removing it. She was not willing to go through with surgery though. Then, a friend of hers recommended dandelion root to help the gallbladder work better. My sister was skeptical at first, but she was willing to try anything to avoid surgery.

The dandelion root helped her greatly. It took some time, but it started functioning better. Six months later, she no longer needed surgery. Even her doctor was very surprised about it.

I'm not saying that dandelion root will treat everyone with gallbladder issues. It's also possible that my sister's gallbladder recovered by itself. But she believes that dandelion root had something to do with it. I just wanted to share it for others who are in a similar situation.

By fBoyle — On Sep 06, 2014

I don't use dandelion root for anything specific. I just use it for the nutrients. I don't have the most balanced diet. Sometimes I skip a meal or eat unhealthy when I'm busy working. I take a dandelion root capsule to supplement my diet and get the essential nutrients my usual diet might be missing. I think it works because I do feel healthier and more energetic since starting this supplement. It's also a plus that it's completely natural. Dandelion has been used for hundreds of years for its benefits.

By candyquilt — On Sep 06, 2014

I use dandelion root as a diuretic. It's very effective. I've been experiencing some water retention lately. I'm not sure why but a cup of dandelion root tea helps get rid of it. It makes me urinate more, but not so much that it's bothersome. It just helps me flush out the excess water.

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