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Taraxacum officinale Rad / Dandelion Root Tincture
£5.00 – £12.00
Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Dandelion Root to 3 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 75% water and 25% sugar beet derived ethanol.
Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion (often simply called “dandelion”), is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae).
It can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides, on disturbed banks and shores of water ways, and other areas with moist soils. T. officinale is considered a weed, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is often used as a medical herb and in food preparation. Common dandelion is well known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits that disperse in the wind.
Taraxacum officinale is native to Europe and Asia, and was originally imported to America as a food crop.
T. officinale has a fossil record that goes back to glacial and interglacial times in Europe.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Bitter – The bitter constituents of dandelion, are responsible for its effectiveness as a natural remedy for digestive ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Cholagogue – The gallbladder benefits from dandelion root and leaf remedies. Dandelion is used as a natural remedy to help prevent the formation and aid in the elimination of gallstones.
Hepatic – The herb has been used for centuries to treat jaundice and the yellowing of the skin that comes with liver dysfunction, cirrhosis, hepatitis and liver disease. Modern naturopathic physicians use dandelion to detoxify the liver and reduce the side effects of prescription medications.
Laxative – The herbs slight laxative effects have see it used to treat constipation.
Topical uses – Dandelion is traditionally used as a general tonic for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, and eczema, and as an herbal remedy for diseases like psoriasis.
Product is supplied in amber PET bottles with tamper evident screw tops.
250ml, 500ml, 1000ml