May 27, 2016

Dandelion

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How does Dandelion work?

Dandelion contains chemicals that may increase urine production and decrease swelling (inflammation).

Are there safety concerns?

Dandelion is LIKELY SAFE for most people when used in the amounts commonly found in food. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when used in medicinal amounts (larger amounts than those found in food).

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of dandelion during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Ragweed allergy: Dandelion can cause allergic reactions when taken by mouth or applied to the skin of sensitive people. People who are allergic to ragweed and related plants (daisies, chrysanthemums, marigolds) are likely to be allergic to dandelion. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking dandelion.


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