Dandelion:Taraxacum officinale or Pu Gong Ying,a traditional herb with bitter taste for detoxification and heat clear,its uses and applications guide,notes from ancient classics and modern discovery.

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Applications and Properties:

Applications:

Dandelion Taraxacum Officinale  Taraxacum sppAnemia.
Antimicrobial.
Antineoplastic.
Bladder infection and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Muscle spasms and nighttime leg cramps.
Cholagogue.
Clear heat detoxification,
Diabetes:Endocrine.
Digestive aid and appetite stimulant.
Diuretic and mild laxative.
Disperse swelling and dissipate binds,
Dyspeptic complaints,
Ease constipation(as a laxative),
Hepatitis B treatment.
Heart failure,
Irritable bowel syndrome (IRS).
Inducing diuresis for treating strangurtia.
Infections of the urinary tract,
Liver and gallbladder complaints,
Other problems sometimes related to fluid retention
Premenstrual syndrome(PMS),
Prevent and treat gallstones,
Promote the elimination of bile and encourage good digestion,
Prompt the kidneys to produce more urine(as a diuretic,or 'water pill')for weight loss,
Regulation of blood glucose.
Remedy skin diseases,alleviate rheumatic conditions,
Skin and mucus membranes.
Stomach upset and liver and kidney disorders
Stimulate the appetite,Loss of appetite

Properties:

Dandelion Taraxacum Officinale  Taraxacum sppTaste bitter,nature dry cold,enter into liver,stomach meridians.

Indicated in CP for hard furuncle,pyogenic infection,boils,acute mastitis,crewels(scrofula,struma),red eyes,angina(pharyngalgia),abscess of lung,acute appendicitis,jaundice with damp-heat pathogen,pyretic stranguria astringent pain.

Dandelion extract has been used for generations as a medicine for conditions such as fevers, diarrhea,fluid retention, breast problems and liver diseases. Its main use as an ergogenic aid is as a diuretic (to decrease water retention).It often is combined with other diuretic agents (such as horsetail extract) to magnify results.

Suggested dosage 10~15 grams,store at dry and ventilated places,prevent moisture and moth.An infusion is made with 1/2 ounce dried leaves per cup of water;a decoction,with 1 to 3 teaspoons chopped or powdered root.The dried root is taken in doses of 3 to 5 grams three times a day,or in infusion or decoction form.The tincture is taken at a dosage of 1 to 2 teaspoons up to three times per day.A tablespoon of dandelion juice in water is taken morning and evening.

Safety and Toxicity:

Acute toxicity of dandelion is low. LD 50 values in mice for the root are 36.8 g/kg and for herb are 28.8 g/kg.

Dandelion is considered very safe and virtually free of risks for adverse reactions other than possible hyperacidity in the stomach.In rare cases a skin rash(dermatitis) develops in sensitized individuals.German health authorities warn that people with intestinal blockages or inflammation or occlusion of the bile duct(ileus or gallbladder empyema) should not use dandelion preparations.They also recommend taking dandelion preparations in moderation for limited stretches of time(i.e.,four to six weeks).The FDA lists dandelion as Generally Recognized As Safe(GRAS) for food use.

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  • Name:Dandelion Herb Extract
  • Serie No:R023.
  • Specifications:10:1.TLC.
  • INCI Name:TARAXACUM OFFICINALE EXTRACT
  • EINECS/ELINCS No.:273-624-6
  • CAS:68990-74-9,273-624-6
  • Chem/IUPAC Name:Taraxacum Officinale Extract is an extract of the rhizomes and roots of the dandelion,Taraxacum officinale,Compositae
  • Other Names:Blowball,Cankerwort,Canker Wort,Dandelion Herb,Dandelion Root,Herba Taraxaci,Lion's Tooth,Priest's Crown,Irish Daisy,Leotodon taraxacum,Puffball,Taraxacum officinale,Taraxacum dens leonis Desr.,Swine's Snout,Wild Endive,White Endive,Pu Gong Ying.

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