Good source of both beta-carotene as well as potassium.
This herb will also provide antioxidant benefits in the body and can help to lower the levels of inflammation present while also killing off invading bacteria.
*Because of its iron content, Dandelion root is widely used as a remedy for liver ailments, and its diuretic effect can help rid the liver of toxins. Thus, dandelion roots are used for liver and gall bladder detoxification.
Dandelion roots have had a reputation as being effective in promoting weight loss. Laboratory tests on mice and rats had indicated that there was a loss of up to 30% of body weight in 30 days when the animals were fed dandelion extract with their food.
Has been shown to be 90% as effective as the weight loss pill Orlistat to alter fat absorption with no known side effects.
*Colle D, Arantes LP, Gubert P, da Luz SC, Athayde ML, Teixeira Rocha JB, Soares FA. Antioxidant properties of Taraxacumofficinale leaf extract are involved in the protective effect against hepatoxicity induced by acetaminophen in mice. J Med Food. 2012 Jun;15(6):549-56. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2011.0282.
*Pancreatic lipase inhibitory activity of taraxacumofficinale in vitro and in vivo*
Jian Zhang, Min-Jung Kang ,Myung-Jin Kim, Mi-Eun Kim, Ji-Hyun Song
Young-Min Lee and Jung-In Kim
Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Auburn University, AL 36849, USA7