Dandelion – Taraxacum officinale

Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

Family: Compositae

Height: 30cm

The presence of potassium makes Dandelion a very balanced diuretic but it should not be fed in large amounts due to its laxative properties

Constituents: Glycosides; triterpenoids; choline; up to 5% potassium; sesquiterpene lactones; bitter principle; taraxin; triterpines including taraxol and stigmasterol; phenolic acids; polysaccharides; carotenoids.

Actions: Diuretic, cholagogue, laxative, anti-rheumatic, tonic.