NOW Foods Dandelion Root 100 capsRegular price £7.00
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a common flowering plant found throughout the temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere. Dandelion Root has a long history of use by Native American, European, and Asian herbalists. Dandelion Root has many naturally occurring compounds including inulin, sesquiterpenes, and phenolic compounds such as flavonoids, minerals, and phytosterols.
What are the benefits of supplementing with Dandelion Root
Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It can increase the release of stomach acid and bile to aid digestion, especially of fats.
This weed-like superfood is a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water by increasing urine production. In French it is called pissenlit, which translates roughly to wet the bed. This inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system too. Dandelion also replaces some of the potassium lost in the process.
Dandelion has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance. It also increases the release of bile.
Every part of the dandelion plant is rich in antioxidants that prevent free-radical damage to cells and DNA, slowing down the ageing process in our cells. It is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A as beta-carotene and increases the liver's production of superoxide dismutase.
Recent animal studies show dandelion helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. Most of this is done through its ability to control lipid levels.
High Blood Pressure
As a diuretic, dandelion increases urination which then lowers blood pressure. The fibre and potassium in dandelion also help regulate blood pressure.
Animal studies have shown how dandelion lowers and controls cholesterol levels while improving cholesterol ratios by raising HDL.
Dandelion increases bile production and reduces inflammation to help with gallbladder problems and blockages.
Dandelion contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that all reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve pain and swelling.
Studies also show that dandelion boosts immune function and fights off microbes and fungi.
What are the key features NOW Foods Dandelion Root
- Herbal Supplement
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
Serving Size: 2 Veg Capsules
Servings Per Container: 50
Amount per Serving % Daily Value
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Total Carbohydrate <1 g <1%*
Organic Dandelion Root
(Taraxacum officinale) 1 g (1,000 mg)
Cellulose (capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Silica.
Take 2 capsules daily as needed.
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Natural colour variation may occur in this product.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening. Please Recycle.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.