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Why Do People Use Dandelion?
Orally - The oral preparations of Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion), like dandelion powder or dandelion extract, are utilized for various purposes that include for loss of appetite, heart failure, flatulence, dyspepsia, bile stimulation, bruises, gallstones, arthritic joints, rheumatism, eczema and muscle aches. Dandelion extract is also utilized as a diuretic, as a laxative, skin toner, as a circulatory stimulant, digestive and blood tonic, viral infections, and for cancer treatment.
In Foods - Dandelion extract and dandelion powder are also used as a special ingredients in soups, salad green, teas and wine.
Is It Safe To Use?
Possibly Safe - Taraxacum officinale is considered safe to use when utilized orally in amounts commonly found in food items.
In Lactation and Pregnancy - There is lack of authentic information to rate the safety of dandelion powder. So, it is advised that pregnant and lactating females should avoid using this product in large amounts.
How Effective Is Dandelion?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) - It is reported that in women, recurrence rate of UTIs could lessen by using a particular oral mixture of uva ursi leaves extract and dandelion extract. In this combination, dandelion is utilized to increase urination and uva ursi is utilized because of its antibacterial properties. But be cautious because this combination should not be utilized for long term because there is no evidence about safety of uva ursi usage for long term usage. Same goes for dandelion powder, whose long term safety has not yet been established.
How Dandelion Works?
Most effective parts of Taraxacum officinale are the root and aerial parts. Dandelion root and leaves contain chicoric acid, luteolin, quercetin, germacranolide acids, monocaffeyltartaric acid, p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid and chlorogenic acid. These parts have high level of potassium. The leaves contain aesculetin, scopoletin, cichoriin, aesculin, faradiol and arnidiol as well. Dandelion powder also contains taraxacoside, caffeic acid, polysaccharide inulin and taraxasterol.
According to some initial studies, dandelion powder may be responsible for some anti-inflammatory impacts. Luteolin-7-O-gluccoside and luteolin, constituents of Taraxacum officinale, appear to decrease nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 generation probably by suppressing the activity of inducible nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Dandelion extract also appears to hinder production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-6.
Initial studies also recommend that dandelion powder may have leukotriene-inhibiting effects. Taraxacum officinale may build insulin discharge and may additionally have diuretic effects.
Inulin is one of the major components of dandelion powder.
What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Dandelion?
Orally, products containing dandelion pollen can cause allergic reactions like anaphylaxis.
According to a report, syncope and palpitations developed in a 39-year-old obese female after taking weight loss supplements containing a mixture of boldofor, bladderwrack, dandelion for three weeks. The patient was found to have frequent episodes of sustained ventricular tachycardia and extended QT-interval on ECG examination. It was not confirmed whether dandelion extract or any other ingredient was responsible of these effects.
Topical side effect of Taraxacum officinale include erythema multiforme and contact dermatitis. Dandelion can also result in allergic reaction in those people who are sensitive to the Compositae / Asteraceae family of plants. The members of this family include marigolds, ragweed, chrysanthemums, daisies and some other herbs.
How Dandelion Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?
There is no known interaction found dandelion powder and different supplements & herbs.
How Dandelion Interacts With Drugs?
Cytochrome Substrates - Interaction rating between dandelion extract and cytochrome substrates is moderate so be careful of this combination. Some initial clinical experiments suggest that dandelion extract may decrease the activity of hepatic cytochromes. However, this effect has not yet been demonstrated in human beings. But patients who are using a combination of dandelion powder and drug metabolized by cytochrome enzymes should observe caution. Drugs metabolized by cytochrome include haloperidol (Haldol), amitriptyline (Elavil), theophylline, propranolol (Inderal), ondansetron (Zofran), verapamil (Isoptin, Calan) and other drugs. Use dandelion powder cautiously or avoid in patients taking these drugs.
Glucuronidated Drugs - Interaction rating between dandelion powder and glucuronidated drugs is moderate so be careful of this mixture. Some initial confirmations suggest that dandelion powder may induce UDP-glucuronosyltransferase, which is a phase 2 enzyme. Dandelion powder may enhance the drugs clearance that are substrates to UDP-glucuronosyltransferase. Some these drugs include estrogens (Premarin, Estrace), acetaminophen (Tylenol) and oral contraceptives, irinotecan (Camptosar), entacapone (Comtan) and other drugs.
Lithium - It represents another interaction of moderate intensity. So be caution of this combination. Dandelion extract is considered to have diuretic properties. Because of these effects, the excretion of lithium in urine may decrease, followed by increase in its plasma concentration.
Potassium-Sparing Diuretics - Interaction rating between Taraxacum officinale and drug like potassium-sparing diuretics is moderate so be careful of this mixture. There is substantial amount of potassium in dandelion extract. Using a combination of potassium-sparing diuretics and dandelion powder may enhance the potential risk of hyperkalemia in some individuals. Potassium-sparing diuretics contain triamterene (Dyrenium), spironolactone (Aldactone) and amiloride (Midamor).
Quinolone Antibiotics - Interaction rating between dandelion and quinolone antibiotics is moderate so be careful of this combination. According to some clinical experiments, dandelion may lower the level of fluoroquinolone. It is also recommended that Taraxacum mongolicum may decrease the ciprofloxacin absorption by 73%. Quinolones include enoxacin (Penetrex), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), gatifloxacin (Tequin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), trovafloxacin (Trovan) and sparfloxacin (Zagam).
How Dandelion Interacts With Foods?
There is no known interaction between dandelion powder and other food items.
How Dandelion Interacts With Lab Tests?
How Dandelion Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?
Cross-Allergenicity - Dandelion powder may be responsible for allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to plants members of Compositae / Asteraceae family. Some to these family members include daisies, marigolds, chrysanthemums, ragweed and other plants.
What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Dandelion?
There is no typical dosage of dandelion.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.