Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinale

Habitat: Grows in most temperate regions throughout the world.

Parts Used: The entire plant

Key Actions:
  • Bitter tonic
  • Diuretic
  • Liver cleanser
  • Mild laxative
  • Hepatic
  • Cholagogue
  • Antirheumatic
  • Nervine

Traditional Uses:

  • Poor appetite
  • Liver function
  • Digestive disorders
  • Skin irritations
  • Acne
  • Boils
  • Eczema


Generally considered safe. May cause allergic reactions in people sensitive to plants in the Asteraceae family.


  • Root Tincture
  • Root Decoction
  • Leaf Tincture
  • Leaf Infusion

Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease. Information is provided for educational purposes only, it is not to be used as medical advice. Use this herb at your own risk. We are not responsible for dosage mistakes, misuse, or adverse reactions. Each person reacts differently to each plant and you should always exercise caution when taking herbs and herbal products. Always consult a medical professional before taking/using any herb or herbal product.

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