DANDELION: A REMEDY FOR THE LIVER AND KIDNEY
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) nicknamed “lion’s tooth” because of the shape of its leaves, is a universal plant, present in almost all regions of the world. It is the dandelion root that will act on the liver while its leaves will have an impact on the kidneys.
The use of dandelion is recognized in combination with other plants that have the same protective properties for the liver and gallbladder, such as milk thistle or black radish.
A great “body cleanser”, dandelion is used against liver or gall bladder disorders. It has multiple properties: -choleretic ( promotes the secretion of bile),-holagogue ( allows bile to be easily evacuated to the intestine),
-eupeptic ( excitement of digestive function, improvement of digestion), -diuretic ( promotes urination and therefore the elimination of toxins), -depurative ( purifies the blood of bad toxins).
Dandelion flushes toxins out of the body through activation of biliary secretion and stimulation of the liver. It also eliminates gallbladder and kidney stones. The dandelion leaves are recognized by the E1 Commission for their benefits on the bile functions of the body. According to ESCOP2, the dandelion root stimulates biliary and hepatic functions and treats digestive disorders that are not major.
As a drink, bring 150ml of water to a boil
where you let the same amount of dried leaves macerate for 5 to 10 minutes.
To take up to 3 times a day.
It is also possible to use the dried root of the dandelion for an amount ranging from 3 g to 5 g in 1 cup of boiling water that you leave for 5 to 10 minutes.
To take up to 3 times a day