Dandelion (Taraxacum Officianale) Root / Dandelion (Taraxacum Officianale) LeafBack to ingredients
Food source: Plant
Benefits of Dandelion
- Gut health
- Relieves bloating
What is Dandelion?
Dandelion, which grows naturally all over the Northern Hemisphere, has been eaten in cuisines for centuries. The roots can be roasted, even used as a substitute for coffee and the leaves are eaten raw in salads.
Whilst we wouldn’t necessarily recommend putting a Dandelion from a field into your cappuccino, it is a bitter green like rocket, kale, watercress and spinach, and can help stimulate your digestive juices. Dandelion has been used in traditional medicine in several cultures where it is used for gout, diarrhoea, blister, spleen and liver issues.
Dandelion supports gastrointestinal movement by helping break down the foods that we eat. When food moves through our stomach at the right pace, the demands on our stomach, and the naturally occurring acid in it, are reduced. Studies suggest Dandelion may alleviate gastrointestinal problems such as acid reflux and indigestion.
Dandelion is also a natural diuretic. This means that it increases the production of urine in the body, helping to maintain a normal urinary flow and healthy urinary tract function. This can help alleviate some of the symptoms of menopause, including excess water retention and bloating. Discover ‘What colour should your urine be?’.