Dandelion: friend or foe

The weed – er, I mean herb – dandelion is both a diuretic and liver-detoxifyier. Dandelion tea is very helpful to detoxify the liver while you sleep. Dandelion root extract can actually reduce alcohol-related liver damage. Dandelion root can be used to detoxify the body, relieve constipation, sooth upset tummies, shed water weight and for many other health benefits including cancer treatment. Dandelion root is also well-known in Korean herbal medicine to improve energy levels and general health. Research shows that dandelion root has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and hepatoprotective properties and contains high levels of the amino acid kynurenic acid for digestive system support, specifically bile production to move toxins out of the body. Dandelion root supports the body’s natural immune system. Be careful though as dandelion can interact with the drug lithium, certain antibiotics, and other drugs that are broken down in the liver.



About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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