Nature’s Sunshine Dandelion Capsules Qty 100
Traditionally Dandelion has been used in England, Europe and North America as a liver tonic and to aid digestion, being particularly beneficial to those with a poor appetite. Dandelion may also assist in relieving mild fluid retention. Today Dandelion is used for its diuretic, slight laxative, and cholagogue (assist the release of bile) properties.
Dandelion is considered a high nutrient food and is primarily used to stimulate digestion. Part of herb used is the root. There are a number of sources that have contributed to the names of this herb. The shape of the Dandelion leaves were thought to be shaped like lionäóÁ—Ès teeth and so it was called äóÁí_í‡dent de lionäóÁ—È by the French, which later became know as äóÁí_í‡dandelionäóÁ—È. In early Western Herbal Medicine dandelion was used for a wide range of ailments and so became known as äóÁí_í‡the official remedy for disordersäóÁ—È. It is from this reputation that part of the botanical name originates. äóÁí_í‡TaraxacumäóÁ—È comes from the Greek äóÁí_í‡taraxosäóÁ—È, meaning disorder, and äóÁí_í‡akosäóÁ—È meaning remedy.
According to the Doctrine of Signatures (the ancient philosophy where it was thought that the physical characteristics of a plant reveal potential healing value) the flower of the dandelion is yellow in colour, linking it to the liveräóÁ—Ès yellow bile. It is from this that is was found to be useful in supporting the liver. In addition the plant has juicy roots, stems and leaves, linking it to urine production.
Each äóÁí_í‡preservative freeäóÁ—È capsule contains 460mg of Taraxacum officinale root powder.
Adults: take two capsules with a meal three times daily.