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Is it bad to consume dandelion root?

Is it bad to consume dandelion root?

No: Although dandelions are often considered pesky and prolific weeds, their roots, leaves and flowers are edible and beneficial for your health. Dandelion roots have been used to help liver, kidney and digestive functions; as a laxative; to treat jaundice, anemia, bladder infections and eczema; and to eliminate gallstones. Consult your doctor to inquire whether it will affect your meds or health. ...Read more

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My child ate a dandelion flower. Could this be dangerous?

My child ate a dandelion flower. Could this be dangerous?

Not a problem: No toxins are present in dandelion flowers. Dandelion leaves are used by some as additional leaves in salads. ...Read more

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What is dandelion root tea used for?

What is dandelion root tea used for?

Read on: Commonly to cleans the body the kidney liver gall bladder, also digestion especially after fatty meals, also mild diuretic. ...Read more

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Can you explain results from dandelion root tea?

Can you explain results from dandelion root tea?

Depends...: Dandelion root tea is a mild laxative and diuretic with mild pain-killing effect. Its users usually would not see an obvious fast effect. Hence, you have to follow the instructions, watch what you may feel, and see if it is okay for you. Remember healthy lifestyle remains the foundations of all care. Detail? Go to https://ebettercare. Com/high-quality-healthy-lifestyle-core-foundation-health-care/. ...Read more

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What are some uses for dandelion tea?

What are some uses for dandelion tea?

No use: Dandelion tea uses include separating you from your cash. There are otherwise no clinically useful benefits. Save your money and increase oral water intake to maintain a urine specific gravity of 1.010. ...Read more

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How can a dandelion root herbal pill be used to make tea?

How can a dandelion root herbal pill be used to make tea?

It can't: You don't use herbal pills to make tea, you use herbs to make tea. A dandelion root pill has been processed into a form that will likely make a really nasty tea. On the other hand, dandelion root, dried, then chopped or ground, makes a pretty good tea. ...Read more

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Can I take burdock root and dandelion root while pregnant? Thanks in advance.

Can I take burdock root and dandelion root while pregnant? Thanks in advance.

Here are some...: An extensive study for taking dietary supplements like burdock and dandelion in pregnancy is lacking, and most supplements are optional for healthy living. Hence avoiding supplements of uncertain effects and thier potential side effects during pregnancy is a sound practice of prenatal care. On How to Eat, go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter03.html. More? Ask your obs-gyn-doctor timely. Best... ...Read more

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Hi will dandelion root extract 339mg help with pupp im pregnant and is it ok take it if I am pregnant? Thank you

Hi will dandelion root extract 339mg help with pupp im pregnant and is it ok take it if I am pregnant? Thank you

Not sure: Taking herbal products without knowing if scientific tests were done about efficacy and side effects can be unwise especially if you are pregnant. Please consults with your ob-gyn. If you think you have a medical problem stick with a well recognized medical product prescribed by your ob-gyn. Don't take chances with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is dandelion root safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Is dandelion root safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Yes: Often promoted by lactation consultants to promote breast milk supply. ...Read more

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Are root dandelion capsules good for treating acne?

Are root dandelion capsules good for treating acne?

Use a real Rx: I'm sorry somebody is trying to sell you something that's probably a placebo. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that eventually remits on its own. It's a serious personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to mix dandelion tea with burdock tea?

Is it a good idea to mix dandelion tea with burdock tea?

Here are some...: Using both together has been reported to generate a synergetic effects for many healthy benefits especially for liver and respiratory health. Despite knowing these, it is a good practice to use something new with caution because certain adverse effects may happen to few, which can not be predicted by any professional. More on drug use? To http://www. Formefirst. Com/NewDrugUse. Html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Will dandelion root tea interfere with hormonal IUD effectiveness?

Will dandelion root tea interfere with hormonal IUD effectiveness?

Doubtful: The iud you reference has a dual mode of action. A word of caution - many herbal medicines are just that, medicines, with little know safety on the human physiology. ...Read more

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How much dandelion root (taraxcum officinale) do I need for weight loss?

How much dandelion root (taraxcum officinale) do I need for weight loss?

None: It won't help you lose weight, except in your wallet. You need to learn how to eat and exercise in a way that you can live with for the rest of your life. Don't put anything in your body that you don't know what it is, what it's going to do, or what harm it could cause. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to chamomile should I stay away from dandelion root products?

If I am allergic to chamomile should I stay away from dandelion root products?

Probably not.: The usual source of chamomile tea, ointments or infusions is from dried flowers and petals. The dandelion is the root. Although I am not aware of this specific association, we know that allergy other plants and roots in the same family do not cross-react such as parsley/celery, celery seed and carrot (stalk, seed, vs root) does not cross react. Also, potato vs tomato or peppers (root vs fruit). ...Read more

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About plants like dandelion and artichoke causing photoallergic reactions, does it occur after the juices get onto your skin, or after you eat them?

About plants like dandelion and artichoke causing photoallergic reactions, does it occur after the juices get onto your skin, or after you eat them?

Photosensitive plant: Photosensitivity can also result from touching or eating other plants, including celery, dill, fennel, fig, lime, parsley, and parsnip, as well as arnica, artichoke, chrysanthemum, dandelion, lettuce, endive, marigold, and sunflower.4, 5 lest you swear off gardening or salads altogether, be aware that most people do not react to these plants. Essential oils of plants may be more problematic ...Read more

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3 wks ago had a cup of dandelion tea. Woke nx morn with right side pain on/off. Lasted a few days. Now I have it on/off for 3 wks now. Should I worry?

3 wks ago had a cup of dandelion tea. Woke nx morn with right side pain on/off. Lasted a few days. Now I have it on/off for 3 wks now. Should I worry?

Here are some. ..: Intermittent nonphysically-related side pain should raise the concern for possible ureteral stone passage. So, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. Meanwhile, strain urine and save stone if retrieved. ...Read more

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Can bv cause dandelion yellow snotty bubbly discharge?

Can bv cause dandelion yellow snotty bubbly discharge?

Trichomonas, STDs: The discharge of bacterial vaginosis usually is white or gray, without bubbles, doesn't stain underwear. Yellow or colored discharge with bubbles is typical for the STD trichomonas, which causes the same strong odor as BV, usually fishy. Other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) also are a concern for any colored discharge. See a doctor or clinic ASAP. Your sex partner (s) also should be checked. ...Read more

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Can dandelion root tea help weight loss?

Can dandelion root tea help weight loss?

Weight loss: I would not expect that you would change your weight loss significantly. It may reduce appetite somewhat but in the long term that does not help with maintaining weight loss. Lifestyle changes, dietary changes and exercise comprise a successful formula. Give that a try and good luck. ...Read more

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Brewers yeast, dandelion root, cayenne, ginger root on sale at health food store. Any of this bad for me?

Brewers yeast, dandelion root, cayenne, ginger root on sale at health food store. Any of this bad for me?

Depends: You should view herbal medications as drugs. A lot of drugs in use today were originally developed based on compounds isolated from plants. Many herbal agents may interact with medications that you are already taking so it is important to check for drug interactions. Also most herbal agents have not been well studies in good clinical trials. This website may give you more information:
http://www. U. ...Read more

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Is dandelion safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dandelion safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Uncertain: Although the use of dandelion root has been use in alternative therapy for years there are no definitive studies indicating safety. There are also no definitive medical benefits proven in the scientific literature. Some beleive it may help with milk production. Without good evidence of safety or known health benefits it would irresponsible to recommend it. ...Read more

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Help please! Is dandelion tea as effective as the root itself in killing cancer?

Help please! Is dandelion tea as effective as the root itself in killing cancer?

Nobody knows: I've looked at the stuff online. I can do nothing with the claim about divine revelation. The account of the remission of the CML patient does not square with the disease's expected course today. There's been cell-culture studies for over a decade but no animal model published. Root seems best if you want to explore. Find an ethical holistic practitioner for more guidance. ...Read more

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Dandelion root organic capsules safety during breastfeeding? And maximum dose? As an alternative mild diuretic

Dandelion root organic capsules safety during breastfeeding? And maximum dose? As an alternative mild diuretic

Herbs not safe: I personally do not recommend Orc, herbs etc during pregnancy. Don't know how safe they are ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink dandelion root tea while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg/day? Are there any interactions? Thanks

Is it ok to drink dandelion root tea while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg/day? Are there any interactions? Thanks

Not much interaction: The extract of taraxicum officinale root in rodent studies is shown to be an inhibitor of the cytochrome p450 1a2 enzyme, and this is distinct from the 2d6 enzyme that fluoxetine inhibits. This would imply that the consuming dandelion root extract would not markedly change the metabolism of fluoxetine although it may slow down the metabolism of fluoxetine very slightly because 1a2 may contribute. ...Read more

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How is dandelion tea for detox/ weight loss?

How is dandelion tea for detox/ weight loss?

Great placebo!: Hi. Dandelion tea is a world-class, top-of-the-line PLACEBO! And you probably spend a fortune on it! Here's an idea: you could give that money to a group that would do some good in the world instead of throwing it away on that homeopathic snake oil. That WOULD make you legitimately feel better! ;-) ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink roasted dandelion root tea if I am breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink roasted dandelion root tea if I am breastfeeding?

Possibly: Agree with dr. Poinsett that this herb is generally recognized as safe. . . Yet we have no information that definitely establishes its safety in breastfeeding. Are you looking for safe ways to help you produce breast milk? Mother's milk tea by traditional medicinals may work & be safer. Here's a helpful article describing additional, behavioral steps to take also: http://tinyurl. Com/k6b2gf2. ...Read more

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Would natural diuretics (e.g. dandelion root) treat syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?

Would natural diuretics (e.g. dandelion root) treat syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?

No: The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone is associated with low sodium. Use of diuretics whether prescription drugs or natural plant-based diuretics have unpredictable effects on serum sodium and may potentially worsen sodium levels which is potentially dangerous. Proper treatment of SIADH is typically provided by an internist, nephrologist, or endocrinologist. And sodium monitoring ...Read more

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Currently taking milk thistle, dandelion, licoriche and artichoke. Will they react negatively with tramadol?

Currently taking milk thistle, dandelion, licoriche and artichoke. Will they react negatively with tramadol?

Unlikely: Dandelion has diuretic properties, milk thistle enhances liver detoxification, licorice helps adrenal glands, and artichoke thins bile and makes the gall bladder contract. The tramadol may get metabolized a little more quickly, but I do not expect an interaction that could be harmful. ...Read more

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I am wondering if it's ok to drink dandelion tea on a regular basis (1-2 cups/day) over a long period of time. Thanks a lot for your time.?

I am wondering if it's ok to drink dandelion tea on a regular basis (1-2 cups/day) over a long period of time. Thanks a lot for your time.?

1-2 cups ok: Dandelion tea is considered basically safe, it can act as a diuretic and lower blood sugar. But there may be interactions with several medications. Here is a summary:

http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/dandelion-000236.Htm" rel="nofollow" ta. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?

If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?

Chamomile: Chamomile tea is recognized as containing sensitizing allergens that may cross-react with pollens from your allergy list. There are accepted skin testing procedures for this. Recommend contacting an Allergist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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I drank a cup of Dandelion leaf and root tea and I had pain on/off for two days, dull pain around belly and sides. Should I not drink it again?

I drank a cup of Dandelion leaf and root tea and I had pain on/off for two days, dull pain around belly and sides. Should I not drink it again?

See answer: Dandelion has been used for various digestive problems and also as a diuretic. It has also been consumed as a food. If you have ragweed allergy it's possible for the tea to give you an allergic reaction. It would be unlikely that the tea would cause your symptoms unless it was adulterated. Make sure your tea is from a reliable manufacturer. If your abdominal pain persists or reoccurs see a Dr. ...Read more

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Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants (lettuce, artichoke, sunflower, dandelion). Should I also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?

Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants (lettuce, artichoke, sunflower, dandelion). Should I also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?

Food allergy: Patch test is used to diagnose contact allergy. If what you say is correct, you must have food patch testing, but not food prick testing. Food patch test is used to help diagnose immune cell mediated food allergy. If you ate those before without problems, you can eat those foods again. Testing for food allergy should only be done when patient is suspected to have food allergy related symptoms. ...Read more

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Are dandelion root supplements good for vitreous hemorrhage?

Are dandelion root supplements good for vitreous hemorrhage?

No good evidence: No good evidence that it willbe effective. No data re: vitreous hemorrhages. Always potential for drug/drug interaction. Seems sketchy; check with your eye doc before doing so. ...Read more

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Do you know are dandelion root supplements good for clearing a vitreous hemorrhage?

Do you know are dandelion root supplements good for clearing a vitreous hemorrhage?

Not helpful: These can be a source of vitamin c and b vitamins. But there is no effect of this supplement on vitreous hemorrhage. Hopefully you are being followed by a retinal ophthalmologist who can help find the cause and source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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What I am taking: Multivitamin, biotin5000mg, dandelion root, burdock root, msm, milk thistle. Is this ok?

What I am taking: Multivitamin, biotin5000mg, dandelion root, burdock root, msm, milk thistle. Is this ok?

Sure it's OK: Hi. If you eat a healthy diet, even a multivitamin is of dubious benefit. The rest of that stuff is just putting money in the snake oil peddlers' pockets. But go for it. ...Read more

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If they found a bit of fatty build up on liver. Is a renew life 1 month liver detox a bad idea? It has milk thistle and dandelion and stuff in it.

If they found a bit of fatty build up on liver. Is a renew life 1 month liver detox a bad idea? It has milk thistle and dandelion and stuff in it.

Don't know.: Hi, with the current evidence that we have it's not possible to recommend any type of detox for fatty liver. Fat in the liver can be of 2 types nafld ; nash. Nafld is where fat is present but not causing harm and NASH when it's damaging your liver. We don't when nafld turns into NASH or if they r separate entities. See a hepatologist for bld work 2 c if the liver is ok. He can recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement for overall health or milk thistle/dandelion to cleanse/detox the liver?

Is there a supplement for overall health or milk thistle/dandelion to cleanse/detox the liver?

Can be helpfull: Yes. This can be beneficial but does not replace good liver living. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when>>. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take milk thistle, dandelion, yellow dock capsule with Micardis (telmisartan) plus tablets? Thanks.

Is it safe to take milk thistle, dandelion, yellow dock capsule with Micardis (telmisartan) plus tablets? Thanks.

No: You never know what is in these supplements, their affect upon you and the interaction with your medications is not studied.

Do not use these. ...Read more

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Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy? Maximum safe dose?

Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy? Maximum safe dose?

Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness,
http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion. Aspx? Activeingredientid=706& ...Read more

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Is it safe for my baby, if I drink dandelion root tea during breastfeeding to reduce edema? Will it pass to the milk?

Is it safe for my baby, if I drink dandelion root tea during breastfeeding to reduce edema? Will it pass to the milk?

I hope you discussed: The benefits vs. Risks of your progesterone & anti-prolactin medications with both your OB & your Pediatrician. Apparently, one shouldn't use dandelion tea as a diuretic for more than 3-4 weeks, nor take it with a prescribed diuretic. Since there are no studies on the " dose" of the tea, I can't tell you what %age crosses into breastmilk or how safe it is. ...Read more