- Supports healthy liver function
- Contains chicoric acid as a source of antioxidants
- Enhances the liver’s detoxification capacity
What is Swanson Dandelion Root?
You may think you already know the Dandelion but as with all of mother nature’s treasures, it could yet surprise you. Often derided as a simple garden weed, it helps to remind us that ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson so eloquently put it, “A weed is simply a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” In the case of Swanson Dandelion Root, how true that is. The Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants from which T. officinale and T. erythrospermum are borne.
- Not just a garden weed
- Used by Native Americans to settle the stomach
- Traditional Chinese Medicine embraced it to cleanse the liver & kidneys
- With naturally occurring chicoric acid
We know them because we have seen them in our gardens, across meadows and through fields for most of our lives. We know them because when we were young we liked to blow at their heads and watch their seeds float off on the breeze. We know them because we were told they were little more than pesky roots.
We thought we knew them. The name Dandelion actually comes from ‘dent-de-lion’, French for ‘Lion’s tooth’, referring to their pin-shaped airborne seeds. They have been used to make everything from wine to honey substitutes and are edible in their entirety.
Swanson Dandelion Root, has harnessed their most nutritious point – their rhizomes. Which, as it happens are absolutely bursting with vitamins A, B, C and D, as well as minerals like iron, zinc and potassium.
What is Swanson Dandelion Root used for?
It is that incredible armoury of vitamins and minerals which makes Swanson Dandelion Root such a unique and potent herbal remedy. A fact that was not lost on generations of folk remedies of the past.
Native Americans used to boil the Dandelion in water to create a brew which they believed would treat kidney disease, skin problems, heartburn, inflammation, and appendicitis. In Europe, we would eat the Dandelion whole to battle problems like fever, boils and diarrhoea – as it turns out, that last one might have been a bit of an error.
Swanson Dandelion Root is actually something of a diuretic and like most diuretics, its beneficial value comes from its ability to flush out our kidneys and liver and cleanse us from within.
- Stimulates appetite
- May help with problems of the gallbladder – such as gallstones
- Is a hepatoprotector – its antioxidants guards the liver
- Can help to settle the stomach
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A mineral that is a component of haemoglobin, which helps red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body.
A trace mineral that is needed for the immune system.
A mineral that regulates fluids and also controls the electrical activity of the heart and other muscles.