Dandelion root is one of the safest and most popular herbal remedies on the market and is widely used today.
Traditionally it can be made into a tonic that is known for strengthening the entire body, especially the liver and gallbladder because it promotes the flow of bile.
Dandelion root contains taraxacin so it reduces the inflammation to the bile ducts and reduces gallstones. It is commonly used for Hepatitis, liver swelling, and jaundice. It also helps with indigestion.
This plant also goes by the French name, Pissenlit. Ironically enough when used in the tea form made by the leaves or the root has a tendency to act as a diuretic on the kidneys.
Over the counter diuretics have a tendency to suck the potassium out of the body but not the Dandelion leaves.
Dandelion root tea has helped some actually avoid surgery for urinary stones.
Dandelion are really just good for overall health and well being so just about anyone could benefit from a cup of dandelion tea.
When you take a Dandelion plant and break the stem you will find a milky white substance inside. This substance is great for removing warts, pimples, moles, calluses, soothing of bee stings, and blisters.