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What is Dandelion Root Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Dandelion Root in Food

Dandelion is a rich source of vitamin A, B complex and C, iron, potassium and zinc. Roots are used in coffee substitutes. It is also used to treat kidney and liver problems, heartburn, skin problems, swellings and stomach upsets. Chinese doctors use it for treating appendicitis, digestive disorders and breast problems including inflammation and lack of lactation. It is also used to treat boils, eye problems, fever, diarrhea and diabetes. The roots mainly act as appetite stimulants. It is also used for digestive purpose, and helps maintain regularity of liver and gall bladder functions. It may promote allergic reactions and mouth sores. It can also enhance acidity problems.

by Margaret Walker on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 21:43


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