Category Archives: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Dandelion for Liver Health

Insulin resistance is a condition that is thought to develop as a result of poor diet. In particular, refined carbohydrates are able to overload the liver with energy, and this causes the production of high amounts of triglycerides. These triglycerides … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget To Eat Your Greens

Green leafy vegetables are an excellent source of a number of nutrients, and this makes them a healthy choice for most people. However, the main advantage of green leafy vegetables is that they are not associated with energy as they … Continue reading

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The Health Effects of Dandelions

At this time of year in the United Kingdom, the grass verges are awash with wild flowers. In particular, the green verges become festooned with dandelions. Considered by some as a weed, the dandelion is in fact a highly nutritious … Continue reading

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The Nutrition of Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): A Great Source of Nutrients

Dandelion (Taraxicum offininale) is a flowering plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family of plants. In this regard they are related to the daisy and chamomile plants. Dandelions are native to Europe and North America, and are edible in their … Continue reading

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Edible Plants in the United Kingdom

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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): Dent-de-lion (lion’s tooth)

Phytochemistry: dandelion is rich in flavonoids including the flavones apigenin and luteolin. Both of these flavones can bind to the benzodiazepine receptor and increase GABA levels in the brain, producing a calming effect. Dandelion also contains the flavonoid isoquercitrin, a … Continue reading

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Dandelion: Diuretic and Liver Tonic

The name dandelion comes from the French for lions tooth (dent de lion). This is in reference to the jagged tooth like leaves that characterise the dandelion plant (Taracum officinale). Generally, gardeners think of dandelion as a weed on account … Continue reading

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