Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion is considered to be an excellent general tonic and a “natural” diuretic. Dandelion tea has shown to be very helpful as a liver detoxicant. It also improves functions of gallbladder, pancreas, spleen and intestines. Dandelion can reduce inflammations in cases of hepatitis and cirrhosis, help gallstone dissipation and improve kidney functions. Dandelion tea can also be useful in treatment of constipation, indigestion and other digestive disturbances. The sap from the root and stem can be applied externally in cases of sores, warts, acne and bee strings. Safety: Some herbs could interact with certain medication. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption of any herb.