Both the Dandelion leaf and root have been
used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat liver, gall bladder,
kidney ailments, weak digestion and rheumatism. They are also
considered mildly laxative and the leaves have traditionally been used
as a diuretic.
It has been used in traditional Chinese healing for breast concerns, appendicitis, and stomach problems.
Native Americans boil and drink dandelion extract to help treat digestion problems, skin ailments, inflammation, liver injury, kidney disease, and heartburn.
Early Europeans used it to remedy diabetes, high fever, and diarrhea.
Highly Nutritious - Dandelion is highly nutritious, with iron, copper, calcium, chloride, magnesium, silica, potassium and vitamins A, C, K, B & E.
Every part of the Dandelion plant is rich in
antioxidants that prevent free-radical damage to cells and DNA, slowing
down the aging process in cells.
Liver Health - Dandelion is especially indicated in detoxification of the liver, restoring hydration along with electrolyte balance. It's indicated for hepatitis, gallstones, and chronic liver congestion.
Dandelion root contains a bitter compound, "taraxacerin" that increases the level of bile secreted by the gallbladder, helping the liver to detoxify more efficiently. It is also diuretic, aiding the liver and kidneys to flush away excess water and waste, supporting the body as it eliminates harmful toxins.
Kidney Health - Dandelion assists the kidneys in clearing out waste, salt and excess water by increasing urine production. This inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system and replaces some of the potassium lost in the process too.
Digestion - Dandelion supports the detoxification and cleansing of the digestive tract, especially from the effects of over consumption of fatty foods, coffee and prescription medicines.
Known as a “bitter tonic”, Dandelion stimulates digestion and acts as a mild laxative by softening stools, thus aiding in constipation. The bitter taste comes from the mineral sulphur, which is essential for protein synthesis, liver detoxification, enzyme activity, healthy skin, hair and nails. Dandelion root also supports gut flora as it contains constituents such as inulin that act as a prebiotic – a specialised plant fibre that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the gut.
Breast Health - Dandelion is an incredible ally for a variety of breast conditions;
fibroadenomas, benign cysts, tumors, lumps, cancer, soreness, and water
Dandelion detoxifies lymph nodes and is indicated for ovaries and uterus, menstrual cramps and improves water retention associated with breast tenderness.
Emotionally/Spiritually - Regular use of Dandelion helps ease our emotional and mental frustrations, and helps to restore a sense of belonging and connection. It revives your inner child.
It represents staying power with a grounding and centering influence that connects to the solar plexus energy center. Dandelion helps to ground scattered emotions and strengthens the emotional body, giving us a stronger sense of self. The solar plexus is the source of connection between ourselves and other people. It may cause irrational instant likes or dislikes of people.. Since dandelion root is a digestive bitter, it helps sweeten the judgment of bitterness and releases hostility trapped in the liver. The bitter action on the liver helps reduce excessive activity that we use to run away from unpleasant emotions.
Tinctures are a liquid extract made
by steeping fresh organic herbs in alcohol. Tinctures are the most
concentrated form of herbal medicine and if taking internally (consult a
herbalist) are best taken under the tongue where they directly enter
the blood stream. They are very strong and may be taken diluted in
water, juice or tea.
Ingredients: organically grown and sustainably harvested (following tikanga - traditional practices) New Zealand Dandelion leaves & roots.
Steeped in Kerikeri-made pure grain alcohol & vegetable glycerin.