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Natures Way Dandelion Root

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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a perennial herb native to North America and Europe. You may consider dandelions as a type of weed, but their roots have been used for many years to aid the body in purifying the blood and helping to avoid liver problems.

For people suffering from excess water in the liver due to health problems (a condition known as edema), Dandelion Root can help remove the water and improve overall liver function.

Health Benefits of Dandelion Root
  • Stimulates bile production
  • Promotes cleansing of the liver
  • Acts as a mild diuretic to reduce symptoms of bloating
  • Works to decrease glucose (blood sugar) levels
  • Discourages the growth of harmful bacteria
  • Provides relief for indigestion and heartburn
  • Helps flush foreign particles from the gallbladder

Dandelion root helps stimulate the gallbladder into releasing additional bile to aid in proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. It also contains a number of vitamins that are especially beneficial to the liver and gallbladder.

Vitamins Found in Dandelion Root
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Thiamine
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin

Because of the increased bile production, the liver becomes more effective at digesting foods and liquids. Furthermore, bile helps transport toxins out of the body. In this manner, the root of dandelions can help support your body’s natural immune response so you can fend off a variety of illnesses.

As a result of its ability to help the liver produce bile, dandelion root is an effective herb for helping to prevent problems of the liver. It has demonstrated benefit for helping to regulate blood glucose levels, which means the liver does not have to spend as much time filtering out excess sugar content. Furthermore, it is an effective diuretic and is recognized in Canada and other countries for just that reason.


Stimulates appetite and increases bile flow; 540 mg

Dandelion is a popular bitter with a long history of use as an herbal remedy.  Its name comes from the French "dents du lion," or "teeth of the lion," due to the shape of the leaf.

Take 3 capsules once daily, preferably with food.

Serving Size: 3 Capsules Amount/Serving %DV
Calories 5
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%†
Dietary Fiber <1 g="" td=""> 2%†
Dandelion (root) 1.57 g **

Gelatin (capsule), Magnesium stearate

Caution: Pregnant or lactating women should consult a healthcare professional before use. Do not use if you have stomach or duodenal ulcers, acute gall bladder inflammation, gallstones, or bile duct blockage. Keep out of reach of children.


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