Dandelion root

Taraxacum officinale Traditional hepatic tonic

As a bitter herb, dandelion root stimulates gastrointestinal function and is traditionally used for minor digestive ailments, especially sluggish liver and gallbladder function, indigestion and mild cases of constipation. An infusion of the roasted root is a popular caffeine-free alternative to coffee and a pleasant way to stimulate digestion before or after a heavy meal. 0 DOS \(.K Infuse V2 to 2 teaspoons (2 to 8 g) dried or roasted dandelion root in boiling water; drink 3 cups per day. If using the roasted root, add milk or soy milk to taste, but avoid sweeteners, because they may diminish the herb's effective-ness. Tablets, capsules and a tincture are also available.

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