Dandelion Root

Liver, Gallbladder, Digestion, Polyphenols, Vitamins A, C, D, K
325g (11.46 oz.) Powder

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has been used in Folk Medicine for centuries by many cultural groups. Native to Europe, Asia and North America. High in fibre, Vitamin A, C, K, as well as being rich in numerous minerals, nature’s little weed has long been used as an herbal remedy to stimulate appetite and aid with digestion. Even today, numerous respected and reputable herbalists all over the world still use it. The Dandelion flower is symbolic and has spiritual meaning too. Dandelion is the symbol of emotional healing. Since they can endure almost any living condition, they represent overcoming every hardship by standing strong and proud. Heat and the power of the sun, Dandelion is a symbol of the sun always encouraging you and giving you strength! Dandelion Root itself can be used to create a caffeine-free Dandelion coffee drink. The powder can also be made into teas, tinctures, infusions, poultices (Paste produced from herbs or plants). Dandelions grow abundantly in our gardens and around, what is nature trying to tell us?

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Ancient Purity presents Ground Dandelion Root. There are more than 250 species of Dandelion though Taraxacum officinale is the most common one. In traditional herbal medicine practices, Dandelion is revered for its wide range of medicinal health benefits. Dandelion is a very high source of beta-carotene which our bodies transform into Vitamin A. This pretty flowering plant is also rich in Vitamin C, Fibre, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Phosphorus. It is a good source to obtain B complex vitamins, trace minerals, organic sodium, and even Vitamin D. Dandelions grow abundantly in our gardens and around, what is nature trying to tell us?

Protein is also present in Dandelion, more even than in spinach. Since ancient times from the Romans and Anglo Saxons to the Egyptians it has been eaten and used to treat anaemia, scurvy, skin problems, blood disorders, and low mood. From the root to the flower, Dandelion is highly-nutritious and you can safely consume the whole plant from root to blossom. It has a slightly bitter, chicory-like flavour. Along with the Vitamins mentioned above, they also contain Vitamin K. and Vitamin E, along with Folate. Dandelion Root is rich in the carbohydrate inulin, which is a type of soluble fibre found in plants that supports the growth and maintenance of a healthy bacterial flora in your intestinal tract.

Dandelion Root Powder - Information & Points to Research

  • Clean, Effective & Absorbable.
  • Organically Grown in Europe.
  • Contains Potent Antioxidants.
  • Rich in Minerals. 
  • Good Folate Source.
  • Supports Gallbladder Function.
  • Natural Anti-Inflammatory.
  • Liver Health Support.
  • May Aid Weight-Loss.
  • Antimicrobial.
  • Herb of the Heart.
  • Might Lower High Blood Pressure.
  • May Reduce Cholesterol & Triglyceride Levels.
  • Can Help to Promote Blood Sugar Health.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has been used medicinally for centuries by many cultural groups, native to Europe, Asia and North America. High in Fibre, Vitamin A, C, K, with the addition of being rich in many minerals.

Healing with the Help of Nature

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Dandelion Gives

Healthy Liver... From filtering toxins to metabolising drugs, the liver is essential to many aspects of health. Dandelion has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance. It also increases the release of bile. One study by the Department of Food and Nutrition at Chonnam National University in the Republic of Korea showed that Dandelion Root Extract prevented damage to the liver caused by alcohol toxicity in both liver cells and mice. These protective effects are likely due to the number of antioxidants found in Dandelion Root as well as its ability to prevent damage caused by free radicals.

Antimicrobial... In addition to its many other health benefits, Dandelion Root also possesses antimicrobial properties that can help stop the growth of bad bacteria. A study in Ireland published in Phytotherapy Research showed that Dandelion Root was especially effective against certain strains of bacteria that are responsible for staph infections and foodborne illness. Although more research is needed, Dandelion Root may be a useful natural method for fighting off bacterial infections.

Gallbladder... Dandelion increases bile production and reduces inflammation to help with gallbladder problems and blockages. Dandelion Root also discourages excessive water retention. You could also consider using Dandelion Leaf (Taraxacum officinale) for Gallbladder health as it helps promote bile excretion from the liver so the body can more efficiently metabolise fat. Dandelion Leaf is also effective at stimulating a sluggish gallbladder, which is responsible for storing and excreting bile as the body needs it. As such, Dandelion Leaf is effective at promoting blood purity and lessening the burden on the liver.

Nature's Super-Herb

Dandelion Keeps Giving

Inflammation... Dandelion contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, polyphenols and phytonutrients that all reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve pain and swelling. Inflammation is one of your body’s natural responses to injury or illness. Over time, excessive inflammation can lead to permanent damage to your body’s tissues and DNA. Some test-tube studies have revealed significantly reduced inflammation markers in cells treated with Dandelion compounds. A study in mice with artificially induced inflammatory lung disease showed a significant reduction of lung inflammation in those animals that received dandelion

Healthy Heart, Healthy Cholesterol... High cholesterol is one of the major contributors to coronary heart issues. A waxy substance can build up in the blood vessels, causing arteries to become hardened and narrow and making it harder for blood to flow through. Changing your diet is one of the easiest ways to prevent high cholesterol. Along with limiting your intake of ultra-processed foods, including more whole foods like fruits and vegetables can help lower cholesterol.

Blood Sugar Health... Dandelion root has also been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. In one study, rabbits were fed a high-cholesterol diet and supplemented with Dandelion Root. Dandelion led to a reduction in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad LDL cholesterol as well as an increase in beneficial HDL cholesterol. When combined with regular physical activity and a healthy diet, including a serving of Dandelion Root in your day could help keep your heart healthy. Chicoric Acid (Protect collagen from damage due to free radicals) and Chlorogenic Acid (Lowers the blood glucose concentrations) are two bioactive compounds in Dandelion. They’re found in all parts of the plant and may help reduce blood sugar. Test-tube and animal studies show that these compounds can improve insulin secretion from the pancreas while simultaneously improving the absorption of glucose (blood sugar) in muscle tissue. This process leads to improved insulin sensitivity and reduced blood sugar levels. In some animal studies, chicoric and chlorogenic acid limited the digestion of starchy carbohydrate foods, which may also contribute to Dandelion’s potential ability to reduce blood sugar. While these early study results are encouraging, more research is needed to determine if Dandelion work the same way in humans.

Foraging for Culinary Dandelions

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If you want to collect Dandelions in the wild, try to choose the ones you know have not been subjected to pesticides, fertilisers, and other chemicals.

The ones in your lawn are not usually the best. Pick them instead from a mountain meadow or abandoned lot. Seeds can be bought or you can gather them from the familiar puff balls you see each summer.

Seeds grow readily in your garden, planter boxes, or pots. Younger plants tend to be less bitter as well as tenderer. The greens from these plants can be incorporated into a delicious Dandelion leaves salad or sautéed for a savoury side dish. 

You can also use the roots by digging a bit deeper and making sure to pull out all of the stems it may be attached to. Wash the roots well to make sure all dirt is removed and use it to make a tasty tea or soothing coffee substitute.

You can read here how to make Dandelion Root Coffee. You can also add the greens to a white bean salad, soup or even stew for that extra flavour and nutritional boost.

Just a little citrus vinaigrette will do the trick as it will balance the bitterness of a raw Dandelion greens salad to balance. So go get Foraging... It's Fun and it's a FREE gift from Mother Earth.

“For honey bees, a dandelion is the first sign of Spring!” - June Stoyer

“In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn!” - June Stoyer 

Dandelion... A Multi-Beneficial Herb

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Important Info Before Purchasing

Allergy to Dandelion: Some people may experience an allergic reaction to Dandelion and related plants. If you are allergic to chamomile, chrysanthemums, marigold, yarrow and the ragweed plant family, Dandelion Tea may not be right for you. Allergy symptoms seem to occur more often, however, when sensitive people simply touch the weed directly. Contact can cause itching and rash, inflamed eyes, a runny nose or difficulty breathing. If you have any of these side effects after drinking dandelion tea, discontinue use and consult a doctor.

Interaction with Medications: Dandelion has the potential to affect your medications, although this may occur primarily with the leaf of the plant and not the root. For example, Dandelion can make medications leave your body more quickly. People on blood-thinning medications may be at risk for bleeding if they take Dandelion, and diabetics may find that the herb lowers their blood sugar. Dandelion may also worsen the side effects of the drug lithium, a treatment for bipolar disorder. Given Dandelion’s numerous potential drug interactions, it's wise to talk to your doctor about drinking Dandelion Root Tea.

Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale)

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Dandelion… Closing Thoughts

Most of us think of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as a persistent kind of weed that should be immediately removed from our garden or lawn. With regards to nutritional value, the wonderful dandelion patch in our garden can easily join the rankings with the other species growing in our vegetable gardens. “The Dandelion flower is symbolic and has spiritual meaning too. Dandelion is the symbol of emotional healing. Since they can endure almost any living condition, they represent overcoming every hardship by standing strong and proud. Heat and the power of the sun, Dandelion is a symbol of the sun always encouraging you and giving you strength! ”  Contrary to popular belief, Dandelions aren’t just annoying lawn weeds. They provide a range of health benefits as well. Actually, people have used Dandelions (Root) to aid treat ailments for thousands of years. A plant with yellow flowers, Taraxacum officinale is the most common variety of Dandelion, and they grow in many regions of our planet. Botanists and herbalists consider Dandelions being herbs. People use the roots, flowers, leaves, and stem of the Dandelion for medicinal aid. In terms of nutritional content, the dandelion patch in your backyard can join the rankings with the rest of your vegetable garden. From the root to the flower, Dandelions are very nutritious herbs, jammed with fibre, vitamins and minerals. 

Especially fibre might reduce the risk of heart conditions, brain problems, high blood glucose levels and bowel issues. Consuming fibre can also make us feel fuller, aid with digestion and help to prevent constipation. The herb’s greens can be consumed raw or cooked and provide a superb source of Vitamins A, C, E and K. These fantastic little herbs contain folate and modest amounts of several other B vitamins as well. Minerals present in Dandelion’s greens feature calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. Dandelion Root is jam-packed with the carbohydrate known as inulin, which is a soluble fiber type present in plants that promotes the growth and maintenance of a strong and healthy bacterial flora in our intestinal tracts. Dandelion Root Powder is often used to make tea but can also be used in cooking. Dandelion Root itself can be roasted to create a caffeine-free Dandelion coffee drink. When used for medicine, the dried powdered or fresh root can be made into remedies including: teas, tinctures, infusions, poultices (Paste produced from herbs or plants), and capsules.  Herbalists and practitioners of alternative medicine today assume that Dandelion can assist reducing many health issues including: heartburn, eczema, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, high cholesterol, liver problems, high blood pressure, inflammation, and the infamous health condition where cells in specific parts of our bodies grow and reproduce uncontrollably. These harmful cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs.

“If you find yourself worrying, go outside, take three breaths, address a tree and quietly say, ‘Thank you.’ If you can’t find a tree, a Dandelion will do…Nature is magic.” - Robert Bateman

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 Dandelion is a very high source of beta-carotene which our bodies transform into Vitamin A. This pretty flowering plant is also rich in Vitamin C, Fibre, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Phosphorus. It is a good source to obtain B complex vitamins, trace minerals, organic sodium, and even Vitamin D.
  • Dandelion Root (Ground) 100% Natural.
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free. 
  • Take 1 to 3 grams (1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon) up to twice a day with water, juice or mixed into a smoothie or as directed by your Herbalist or healthcare practitioner.
  • Tea: Dandelion root tea as from this powder form is best when 1 - 2 grams is added to slightly cooled boiling water.

WARNING: 

Allergy to Dandelion: 
Some people may experience an allergic reaction to dandelion and related plants. If you are allergic to chamomile, chrysanthemums, marigold, yarrow and the ragweed plant family, dandelion tea may not be right for you. Allergy symptoms seem to occur more often, however, when sensitive people simply touch the weed directly. Contact can cause itching and rash, inflamed eyes, a runny nose or difficulty breathing. If you have any of these side effects after drinking dandelion tea, discontinue use and consult a doctor.

Interaction with Medications: Dandelion has the potential to affect your medications, although this may occur primarily with the leaf of the plant and not the root. For example, dandelion can make medications leave your body more quickly. People on blood-thinning medications may be at risk for bleeding if they take dandelion, and diabetics may find that the herb lowers their blood sugar. Dandelion may also worsen the side effects of the drug lithium, a treatment for bipolar disorder. Given dandelion’s numerous potential drug interactions, it's wise to talk to your doctor about drinking dandelion root tea.

  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size: 325g (11.46 oz).
  • Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years.

Scientific Articles

US National Library of Medicine - The Physiological Effects of Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale) in Type 2 Diabetes

ScienceDirect - Pro-health activity of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale L.) and its food products – history and present

Oxford Academic Nutrition Reviews - Diverse biological activities of dandelion

Supporting Scientific Research

  1. Marles RJ, Farnsworth NR. Antidiabetic plants and their active constituents. Phytomedicine. 1995;2(2):137–189.
  2. Schütz K, Kammerer DR, Carle R, Schieber A. Characterization of phenolic acids and flavonoids in dandelion (Taraxacum officinale WEB. ex WIGG.) root and herb by high-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2005;19(2):179–186.
  3. Escudero NL, de Arellano ML, Fernandez S, Albarracin G, Mucciarelli S. Taraxacum officinale as a food source. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2003;58(3):1–11.
  4. Choi UK, Lee OH, Yim JH, Cho CW, Rhee YK, Lim SI, Kim YC. Hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) root and leaf on cholesterol-fed rabbits. Int J Mol Sci. 2010;11(1):67–78.
  5. Hu C. Kitts DD. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flower extract suppresses both reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide and prevents lipid oxidation in vitro. Phytomed. 2005;12:588–597.
  6. Rácz-Kotilla E. Rácz G. Solomon A. Action of Taraxacum Officinale extracts on body-weight and diuresis of laboratory-animals. Planta Med. 1974;26:262–217.
  7. Hu C. Kitts DD. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flower extract suppresses both reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide and prevents lipid oxidation in vitro. Phytomed. 2005;12:588–597.

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