Dandelion Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By


General Name
Botnical Name
Taraxacum Officinale, Compositae family
Urdu Name
Dudal, Kanphul, Kukraundha
English Name
Dandelion Cures
Nutrients in Dandelion
Super Effective
Most Effective
Highly Effective
Action of Dandelion
Super Effective

Dandelion is a flowering plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 30 Cm.
Best used for Hepatitis, Jaundice and other Liver Diseases.

The Homeopathic medicine , Taraxacum is best used to treat :
Cold finger tips
Mapped tongue
Profuse night sweats after Typhoid fever.

The Alterative action of Dandelion is most suited to the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract.

All parts are diuretic, but the leaves are the most effective

Ambiguity. The hindi name of Dandelion is kukraundha or Kukaranudha. There is another herb named Blumea Lacera which has a similar sounding hindi name. There may be a slight difference in pronunciation. Before using any of these herbs please ascertain which one you need.

Materia Medica : How to use Dandelion - Uses and Benefits

Dandelion is known as Dudal in hindi. It is associated to the Asteraceae family. The whole plant has medicinal benefits.
Dandelion is rich in fiber. It is useful in treating the problem of High Cholesterol.
The potassium content in Dandelion is beneficial in lowering Blood Pressure.
It is an effective cure for Liver Diseases and Gallbladder Stones. It detoxifies the Liver and increases Bile formation. It removes toxins and keeps the Liver clean. Tea made from Dandelion root improves the functioning of Liver and gallbladder. Dandelion is a good cure for Jaundice.
Dandelion tea helps in stimulating Appetite and improve Digestion. It helps in treating Stomach Problems like Indigestion, Flatulence, Acid Reflux and Constipation.
Dandelion is loaded with nutrients that promote Skin health. Skin problems generally occur due to Hormonal imbalance. Dandelion enhances the secretion of hormones and helps in removing toxins from the body through Sweating and Urination. Therefore, it cures Acne, Itching, Scars, Eczema and other skin related diseases.
It stimulates Hair growth and keeps the Hair nourished. It provides strength to the Hair and reduces Dandruff.
Dandelion is widely used in boosting Immunity. It strengthens the body against the attack of Bacteria and Microbes.
It inhibits the development of Cancer cells and Tumors thus preventing the disease.
It energizes the Pancreas to produce Insulin and regulates the level of Blood sugar in the body. It excretes excessive sugar through Urination. It is beneficial in curing Diabetes.
It aids in getting rid of extra water and fat from the body. It is low in calories and useful in treating Obesity.
Calcium is needed for growth and strength of bones. Dandelion is a rich source of Calcium and Vitamin K thus, prevents the occurrence of Osteoporosis.
Dandelion alleviates Pain and Swelling. It is favorable in reducing Inflammation in the body.
It is a good herbal remedy in curing Anemia. It provides iron that promotes formation of Red Blood Cells.
It possesses diuretic property and benefits in increasing the production of Urine.

Caution: Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords: High Cholesterol, Liver Diseases, Gallbladder Stones, Indigestion, Stomach Problems, Flatulence, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Acne, Itching, Scars, Eczema, Aging, Dandruff, Infections, Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Inflammation, Anemia, Diuretic.

Methods of Administration
Method 1 ( Tincture ) : The best and the most potent method of consuming Dandelion is to Tincture it.
To learn how to make your own Tinctures Click here

Method 2 ( Decoction ) : Make a tea.
Put 1/2 a teaspoonful of the powdered root in a cup of water. Boil it, Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink three times a day.

Water Retention General

There are many causes for water retention as mentioned above. Sometimes the cause cannot be identified. But, if you can diagnose the cause, some useful tips to accurately prescribe a remedy are offered below.
Dandelion. It is a herbal diuretic. Its advantage is that it is rich in potassium. As you know, excessive urination may result in depletion of Potassium. This herb boasts of having Potassium. So, the depletion is taken care of. You may safely use it even if the cause is not known.
Celery. you may use the plant and or the seeds. They are both effective as a diuretic. It is a general diuretic. The diagnosis of the cause is not important.
Yucca Root. If the water retention is due to the malfunction of the Kidneys, then Yuuca root is the answer.
Devil’s Claw Tuber. Water Retention may be caused by the clogging of the Lymph Nodes. This inactivity of the Lymph Nodes may cause the blood circulation to slow down, and hence result in the body retaining more water than necessary. Devil’s Claw Tuber is the answer.
Burdock Root. Water Retention may also be caused by an Allergic reaction. Something you ate or some medication you took. The body will produce Histamine and there will be fluid buildup. You will feel bloated and or congested. This condition will be relieved by Burdock Root. Burdock is an excellent Anti histamine. It is fast acting. Gives quick relief. The over the counter Anti histamine medication available with the chemists are themselves a major cause of water retention. This condition is also taken care of by Burdock Root.
Single Herb

Dandelion for Jaundice

Prepare a tea of Dandelion root. Take it twice a day.

Dandelion for Indigestion

Take leaves as salad or Prepare a juice of leaves and root. Take it twice a day.
Caution : As the leaves are extremely bitter, excess use of leaves may cause toxicity.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Anemia

Dandelion ( Dudal in India ) is rich in Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Manganese and Iron. These all nutrients are helpful in the formation of blood and it also maintain the balance of blood.
Prepare tea from Dandelion leaves. Add Honey or Lemon for taste. Drink twice a day.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Anorexia

Dandelion ( Dudal in India ) promotes the formation of bile and removes the excessive water from the body. It cures the problem of Low Appetite and helps in the proper digestion of food.
Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of Dandelion root powder in a cup of water. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and drink daily for a week.

Dandelion for Age Spots

Take Dandelion stem and rub the sap on the spots. Repeat it 2-3 times a day.

Dandelion for Ascites

Prepare a tea of dried Dandelion. Drink three times a day.

Dandelion for Eclampsia

Prepare a root decoction of Dandelion and have it two times a day.

Dandelion for Purifying Blood

Prepare a root decoction of Dandelion. Drink twice a day.

Dandelion for Diuresis

Prepare a decoction of the root of Dandelion. Take it twice a day.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) as an Alterative

Dandelion ( Dudal ) has an affinity for the Gastrointestinal Tract. Dandelion cleans and strengthens the Gastrointestinal Tract.
Take dried root of Dandelion ( Dudal ). Powder and store. Put half teaspoon of powder in a cup of water. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Strain. Have it once a day.
Note : You may add little amount of powdered Liquorice ( Mulethi ) root to reduce the bitterness of Dandelion ( Dudal ).

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Goiter

Warm some Dandelion leaves in ghee. Tie these leaves over swelling.

Dandelion for Osteoporosis

Prepare a tea of Dandelion leaves. Drink it once a day.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Arthritis

Include Dandelion ( Dudal ) leaves in salad and eat raw.
OR Take an Infusion of the leaves twice a day.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Acne

Take out milk from the hollow stalks of Dandelion ( Dudal ) plant and apply to the affected skin.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Snake Bite

Grind the Dandelion ( Dudal ) plant and apply as a poultice on the Snake Bite.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Liver Diseases

Put One cup cold water over 2 tablespoons of Dandelion ( Dudal ) Root and Aerial parts.
Bring to a boil and then steep for 10-12 minutes.
Filter and drink 2 cups daily, In the morning and before going to sleep..

Dandelion ( Dudal ) as a Stimulant

Eat Dandelion ( Dudal ) leaves in salad daily. It stimulates body metabolism.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Warts

Dandelion ( Dudal ) helps to dissolve the warts. Various parts of Dandelion ( Dudal ) has been used to treat warts. You may take Dandelion ( Dudal ) leaves, stem or roots for this purpose. Take out the sticky resin from the fresh part. Apply it directly on warts.
OR : Cut Dandelion roots into small pieces. Grind them with little water to make a paste. Apply the paste on Warts. Repeat it for 3 weeks.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Gallstones

Dandelion ( Dudal ) strengthens the gall bladder. It helps the gall bladder in the expulsion of the stones
Take dried leaves and roots of Dandelion ( Dudal ). Powder them. Boil half teaspoon powder in a cup of water. Drink it thrice a day.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Emphysema

Collect died Dandelion ( Dudal ). Put half teaspoon in a cup of water and heat. Strain after 5 minutes. Have it twice a day.

Dandelion ( Dudal) for Atherosclerosis

Prepare a root decoction. Have it two times a day. It is considered to be a excellent cleanser.

Dandelion for Blood Clots

Have decoction of leaves of Dandelion. Its a good blood thinner.

Dandelion as a Tonic

Put 2 tablespoons of crushed Dandelion root in a cup of water and bring to a boil.
Now simmer in a covered pan for 15-20 minutes.
Drink One cup daily.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) Root as Detoxicant

Grind dried Dandelion ( Dudal ) Root. Boil half a teaspoon of powdered Dandelion ( Dudal ) in a cup of water. Strain. Have a cup twice a day.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Obesity

Drink a cup of Dandelion ( Dudal ) tea to shed extra fat.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Uterine Fibroids

Dandelion ( Dudal in India ) is a rich source vital minerals and nutrients that provides nourishment to the Uterine tissues. It improves the bile flow which helps in the degradation of estrogen. This prevents the risk of formation of Uterine Fibroid.
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of Dandelion root in 3 to 4 cups of hot water. Let it simmer on low flame for 15 minutes. Let it cool and strain. Drink 3 times in a day.
It's capsule is also available.

Dandelion for Edema

Add 1 tablespoon of dried Dandelion root powder in a cup of hot water. Let it steep for 10 minutes, now strain the tea and drink it. You must drink 2 to 3 cups of Dandelion root tea every day.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Kidney Diseases

Boil a half teaspoon of Dandelion ( Dudal ) root powder in a cup of water. Strain and Consume it twice a day to reduce Kidney pain.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Urinary Tract Infection

Prepare an infusion by steeping Dandelion ( Dudal ) leaves for 5 to 10 minutes into 100 ml of hot boiling water. Strain it off. Drink this infusion twice daily to cure your urinary tract from the infections.

Dandelion Root for High Creatinine

Dandelion Roots work as diuretic and excrete all body waste. It increases the Kidney functions and help in lowering the Creatinine in the Blood.
Take 1 tablespoon of dried Dandelion Root. Boil it in water and drink this tea 2 times in a day.

Dandelion for Botulism

Extract the juice of Dandelion leaves and roots. Take 1 teaspoon of this juice twice daily.

Dandelion for Breast Pain Before Menses

Put half teaspoon of dried Dandelion roots in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain it and add half teaspoon of Honey in it. Drink thrice daily for one week before mensis.

Dandelion for Gilbert's Syndrome

Steep half teaspoon of dried powdered Dandelion root in one cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Drink it thrice daily.

Dandelion for Osteomalacia

Put Dandelion leaves into the boiling water in a jar. Then steep it for approximately 5 minutes. Stir the mixture and let it steep for another 3 minutes. Strain and drink the tea twice a day.

Dandelion for Rickets

Dandelion is a rich source of a number of nutrients like Vitamin A, B, C and D and Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc. These minerals promotes bone strength and help in treating Rickets.
Or Boil a few leaves of Dandelion leaves in water and take it every day.

Dandelion for Estrogen Dominance

It is a hormonal regulator and regulates the levels of Estrogen in the Body.
Boil dried Dandelion Root in water and take this 2 times in a day.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Water Retention

Steep a teaspoon of fresh Dandelion ( Dudal ) leaves in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain it and Drink thrice a day to get rid of the disease.

Dandelion ( Dudal ) for Ovarian Cyst

Dandelion eliminates the extra crud from the body. It stimulates the hormones and promotes a healthy Liver.
Have a cup of Dandelion root tea every day.
OR : Buy Taraxacum tincture from a Homeopathy shop and have 10 drops in a glass of water 2 times in a
Multiple Herbs

Herbal Treatment For Water Retention 1

Boil Dandelion leaves, Couchgrass leaves and Yarrow flowers for 5 minutes. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 4

Prepare infusion of 1 teaspoon of Birch bark (Bhoj Patra in India) and 1 teaspoon of Dandelion (Kanphul in India) root. Add 1 slice of grated Ginger (Adrak in India) Root. keep on low heat. Turn off the heat when it boils.
Drink half a cup when it cools. Cautions: Do not use if you are sensitive to analgesic drugs.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 7

Prepare using 2 to 4 grams (about 1/2 to 3/4 tsp) of dried Chicory ( Kasni ) and Dandelion ( Dudal ) root decoction. Add a teaspoon of Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) powder. Drink 2-3 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Preeclampsia 1

Make a decoction of Dandelion roots, Linden Blossom berries and Hawthorn berries. Take once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Snake Bite 1

Prepare a paste of Honeysuckle flower, Forsythia flower, Dandelion flower and Japanese Knotweed root. Apply the paste locally on the affected region.

Herbal Treatment For Hepatitis E 1

Prepare a decoction of the leaves of Burdock and Dandelion . Take two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Septicemia 1

Take all herbs in equal quantity:
Stinging Nettle (Root)
Horsetail (leaves)
Birch (leaves)
Dandelion (leaves)
Prepare a decoction. Take one cup once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 3

Pepare a decoction of Dandelion root, Berberis Aristata ( Kilmora ) root and Chelone Glabra leaves. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Warts 2

Make a tea of Dandelion ( Kanphul in India ) root, Ginseng, and Ginger ( Adrak in India ) root. Take a cup of this blend of tea thrice a day. It is effective against warts.

Herbal Treatment For Hypoglycemia 1

Take Dandelion ( Dudal in India ) root, Ginseng American and Ginger ( Adrak in India ) root. Boil in a cup of water and make a tea. Take a cup of this tea thrice a day.
OR Include all these herbs in your daily diet.

Herbal Treatment For Herpes 1

Take following Herbs in mentioned quality :
20 g Dandelion root, 25 g Skullcap root, 30 g dried plant of Purslane, 15 g Pinellia roots, 20 g dried Indigo plant, 30 g American Ginseng root, 20 g Cinnamon twig, 30 g Bupleurum root, 20 g dried plant of Thlaspi Arvense and 40 g Liquorice root. Grind them to make powder. Add water in the required amount of the powder to make paste. Apply it over external Herpes.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 22

Take 3 parts of both Asafoedita ( Hing in India ) and Atractylodes and 2 teaspoons of Cumin Seed ( Jira in India ), Caraway Seed ( Shahi Jeera in India ), Long Pepper ( Pippali in India ), Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Dandelion ( Dudal in India ), Slippery Elm, Green Citrus Peel and Rock Salt ( Sendha Namak in India ).
Grind all these together and make a fine powder.
Take One tablespoon after meals.
It improves digestion and relieves gas.

Herbal Treatment For Gallstones 2

Mix 3 parts of Turmeric root ( Haldi in India ) with 2 parts of each Parsley root ( Ajmod in India ), Eupatorium Purpureum, Common Marshmallow ( Khatami in India ), Licorice ( Mulethi in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Dandelion ( Dudal in India ).
Make small tablets and take 2 tablets thrice a day.
It is good for both Kidney and Bladder stones.
Avoid during pregnancy.

Herbal Treatment For Gallstones 3

Take Dandelion root, Milk Thistle, Birch Leaves and Stinging Nettle leaves in equal quantities.
Make a tea by boiling all these herbs together and drink regularly to prevent Kidney and Gallstones.

Herbal Treatment For Heavy Menstrual Bleeding 4

Take the following herbs-
2 tablespoons each of dried Liquorice ( Mulethi ) root and Wild Yam root.
One tablespoon of powdered Burdock root and Comfrey root.
2-3 tablespoons of Dandelion root.
Put these herbs in 4-5 cups of cold water and simmer for 15 minutes in a covered pot.
Drink thrice daily for 3-4 months.

Herbal Treatment For Blood Impurity 2

Combine the following herbs in equal parts-
Alfalfa Leaves ( Jungli Lucerne )
Mint ( Pudina )
Stinging Nettle Leaves ( Bichu Buti )
Dandelion Leaves ( Dudal )
Put One tablespoon of herbs in a cup of water and boil to make a tea.
Drink the nourishing blend for Blood Purification.

Herbal Treatment For Cracked Heels 3

Take the following herbs :
Adina Cordifolia : Haridru : Oil : 50 gram
Mallotus Philippensis : Kamala : Oil : 50 gram
Bergenia : Pashanbheda : Oil : 50 gram
Indian Madder : Manjeeth : Oil : 50 gram
Dandelion : Dudal : Oil : 50 gram
Vateria Indica : Badasal : Oil : 50 gram
Aloe Vera : Gheekumari : Gel : 100 gram
Kokum : Kokam : Dried : Powdered : 50 gram
Put all oils in a pan. Heat the combination on a low flame. After 15 to 20 minutes, add the remaining ingredients. Stir it time to time. When the mixture becomes thick, remove from the heat. Let it cool. Store in a bottle. Use it on cracked heels at night daily.

Herbal Treatment For Melasma 3

Take one tablespoon of each Dandelion ( Dudal ) tea and St John's Wort ( Choli Phulya ) tea. Let them mix for 5 minutes. Sip it an hour before having lunch.
Note : Be attentive to your diet. Add fruits, Green vegetables and soup in your diet.

Herbal Treatment For Immunity Enhancer Tonic 1

Immunity....enhances resistance power of the body. Weak immunity may cause many problems. Would you be the one with low immunity ?? of course not !! Strong immunity ensures healthy living. Strong immunity makes your body active. It also helps to protect your body against diseases. Wake up guys. Boost your immunity. Tensions and our lifestyle are making us weak from inside. Lets do something. why can't we make a healthy tonic. Collect the following given herbs :
Wild Thyme ( Banajwain ) : Leaves : If fresh ( 1 teaspsoon ) : If dried ( 1/2 tablespoon )
Solidago Virgaurea : Flowers : If fresh ( 2 teaspoons ) : If dried ( 1 teaspoon )
Dandelion ( Dudal ) : Root : If fresh ( 1 teaspoon ) : If dried ( 1/2 teaspoon )
Put all ingredients in 4 cups of water. Heat on a low flame. After 5 to 10 minutes, remove from heat. Strain. Allow it to become lukewarm. Drink half a cup of prepared tonic twice a day. It will strengthen your immunity by increasing your internal energy and resistance power.

Herbal Treatment For Chicory Dandelion Decoction

The combination of Chicory and Dandelion are beneficial for more than one ailments.
First lets make a decoction. Take half a teaspoon of Chicory, Dandelion and Cinnamon each. Boil them for 5 minutes. Strain the roots. Add Honey for taste. Your decoction is ready.
This combination is a good diuretic and a laxative. It is useful when ever there is need to expel toxins like uric acid or loosen the bowels from constipation.
Chicory is not a cure for Gout. But it does give relief from an acute attack because of its diuretic properties.
This decoction will give instant relief from :
Heart Disease
High Cholesterol,

Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 10

Herbal formula for Liver Detoxification
Take 1 to 2 g powder of Yellow Dock root, Dandelion root, Red sage, Sarsaparilla, and Pau de Arco. Mix each Herb into a wide mouth jar. Shake it up and your perfect formula for liver detoxification is ready. Prepare the tea and add 2-3 full drops of the Milk Thistle Seed extract to the tea. Let it cool and drink. Take this tea twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 11

Herbal formula for Liver Detoxification
Prepare a powdered mixture of equal amount of Red clover, Fennel, Cleavers, Dandelion, Oregon grape root, Burdock root, Chickweed and Parsley root. Boil 1 to 2 cups of water. Add one teaspoon of the powered mixture in it. Allow it to get cool down. Consume 1 cup of tea once a day before breakfast.

Herbal Treatment For Water Retention 4

Put following herbs in a pot containing 1 liter of boiling water.
Blackberry : 1 to 2 leaves
Parsley ( Ajmoood ) : 1 bunch
Celery ( Shalari ) : ½ teaspoon
Dandelion ( Dudal ) : 1 to 2 chopped leaves
Cherry : 10 stems
Corn Silk ( Bhuttee Ke Baal ) : ½ to 1 teaspoon
Fennel Seeds ( Saunf ) : ½to 1 teaspoon
Cynodon Dactylon : ½ to 1 teaspoon
Simmer it for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain this decoction. Drink this tea thrice a day.

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