Dandelion  {Taraxacum officinale}

Dandelion balances Pitta and Kapha

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances all Pitta and Kapha and increases Vata slightly
  2. Taste –Bitter, pungent
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Action: Liver remedy, diuretic, cholekinetic
  5. Other Uses: Digestive, used for diseases of the mammary glands, abscesses, ulcerations,  and swollen lymph glands


Modern Research

Studies have been done showing it is effective as a mild diuretic, and its components have antioxidant, anticancer, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective, hypolipidemic, and anti-inflammatory effects.