PRIMARY USES: Cleansing, Allergies, Acne, Hepatitis C, High Blood Pressure
Dandelion is a liver cooler for elevated liver enzymes, hives, allergies, hayfever, Hepatitis C and excess anger. It may help lower liver enzymes that are elevated and cools or calms the liver and prevents liver break down. It also can lower an allergy attack from pollen and can lessen a hive reaction; eczema is seen as a type of allergy too.
Dandelion is also diuretic primarily in the circulatory areas. It will reduce blood volume and high blood pressure and help reduce uric acid levels that are high (Gout). It is a very gentle diuretic systemically and can help to reduce water throughout the body.
Dandelion is a cleansing herb for toxic skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis. Naturopathic medicine combines it with Burdock, Oregon Grape and Yellow Dock (see Liver Complex/liver Detox) for skin clearing.
CONTRA·INDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS:
Contraindicated in blockage of the bile ducts, acute gallbladder inflammation, and intestinal blockage.
COMPLIMENTARY FORMULAS & SINGLE HERBS:
Burdock (skin, liver and u rinary cleanser)
Milk Thistle (liver cleanser and protectant)
LiverDetox (liver formula to cleanse and protect the liver)
DOSAGE: 30-60 drops 2-3 times per day or as needed in juice or water.