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Santi-shopDandelion root, powder - organic

Santi-shop Dandelion root, powder - organic
250 g

Dandelion root is an excellent bitter tonic whose diuretic, purifying and cholagogue properties are well known. It has been used as a medicinal plant for at least 1000 years to improve liver, urinary and biliary functions, relieve minor digestive disorders and treat loss of appetite.
Dandelion contains, among others, high doses of potassium and vitamin A and its bitter elements cause a clear increase in the volume of bile excreted, facilitate its evacuation and thus have a slightly laxative action, preventive for gallstones and decongestant the liver that so better fills its antitoxic role, activates the metabolism, fights cellulite and a majority of skin problems. Dandelion is also an effective diuretic that, unlike most diuretics, does not cause potassium loss by the kidneys, and can even, thanks to its high potassium content, lead to a net gain in potassium.
In Japan dandelion root is prescribed to relieve arthritis and in China it has been used for centuries for certain types of cancers. Currently in Canada studies are looking to optimise its benefits experienced in cancer patients.

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Latin name: taraxacum officinale, taraxacum dens leonis

Origin: Poland

Characteristics

Dandelion leaves and roots contain an astonishing variety of minerals (they are rich in potassium), vitamins and other compounds that could explain certain of their properties. Dandelion leaves also contain good amounts of iron, calcium, copper, silica and manganese. Dandelion root contains, in addition to bitter principles, inulin and complex sugars, substances that promote the multiplication of beneficial intestinal bacteria.

Properties

  • tonic
  • drains the liver and kidneys
  • depurative (eliminates cholesterol, uric acid and urea)
  • cholagogue, stimulates the galbladder
  • stomachic
  • slightly laxative
  • diuretic without causing loss of potassium

Traditional use

  • congested liver, hepatic insufficiency
  • renal insufficiency
  • renal and biliary lithiasis
  • skin disorders (dartre, eczema, acne, furunculosis..)
  • stomach laziness
  • rheumatism, gout
  • constipation, intestinal fermentations
  • diabetes
  • arteriosclerosis
  • circulatory disorders (cyanosis, varicose veins ...), hemorrhoids
  • obesity, plethora, cellulite

Recommendations for use

It is recommended to consume 3g to 5g dandelion root powder (approximately one teaspoon) 1 to 3 times a day, preferably incorporated in food or in a cold liquid, either continuously or in cures when necessary.

Precautions for use

In case of obstruction or inflammation of the bile ducts or cardiac or renal dysfunction, consult a health professional before taking dandelion.

Santi-shop code: SP014

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