Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis) Fresh Herb Extract. The tincture is a combination of the leaves and root of the plant. Dandelion leaves have a powerful diuretic action, and are also a rich source of potassium and Vitamins A, D, C, iron, silica, magnesium, zinc and manganese. Dandelion root has bitter principles. Dandelion (Taraxacum) - This fresh herb preparation contains the extract of Taraxacum officinalis (Dandelion).
- The name Dandelion derives from the French for lion's tooth.
- Abundant in fields, and the nightmare of the keen gardener, the young leaves can be eaten in salads or prepared like spinach.
- The dried leaves have been used for many years in the preparation of Dandelion Beer, whilst the dried root is often used as a coffee substitute.
- Dandelion's use as a medicinal herb dates back to 659 AD, when it was used by the Chinese.
- It first appeared in European Medicine in 1480.
- The leaves are known colloquially as 'wet the bed'.
100g of fresh plant tincture (extracted in alcohol 50% by volume) typically contains the tincture of 100g Taraxacum officinalis.
fresh plant tincture (extracted in alcohol 50% by volume)
15 drops in a little water 3 times daily before meals.
Please seek medical advice if pregnant. Those taking diuretics or with liver complaints, gall-stones or an obstructed bile duct should firstly consult their healthcare practitioner. Dandelion may potentiate the adverse effects of antituberculous drugs and diuretics, and may interfere with existing hypoglycaemic activity.
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