Dandelion leaf | Taraxacum officinale | Organic


Dandelion leaf is primarily a diuretic herb meaning it promotes the flow of urine.  Dandelion leaf is also high in Potassium. Therefore Dandelion leaf is used where there is fluid retention, high blood pressure caused by fluid retention and kidney stones. Generally speaking if there is no indication for its use it should not be used unless recommended by a health professional.


  1. Fisher, C, 2009 Materia Medica of Western Herbs.
  2. The Diuretic Effect in Human Subjects of an Extract of Taraxacum officinale Folium over a Single Day.  . 2009 Aug; 15(8): 929–934.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3155102/
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Additional information


Dried Dandelion leaf organic


Diuretic, Bitter


Sesquiterpene lactones – germacranolide, taraxinic acid, Flavonoids – quercetin, luteolin, Phenolic acids – caffeic acid, p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, caffeoylquinic acid, tartiric acid, chlorogenic acid, Carotenoids – luteolin, violaxanthin, B-carotene, Triterpenoids – b-amyrin, Sterols – cycloartenol, b-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol, Coumarins – scopoletin, esculetin, cichoriin, aesculin, Minerals – potassium


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to conceive. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing. Diuretics when not prescribed under the supervision of a health professional can cause dehydration symptoms.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 5-10 minutes. Drink 1-2 times daily, morning and afternoon. Diuretics should be avoided at night.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams

Country of origin

Dandelion grows naturally in the Northern hemisphere and is naturalised in New Zealand. This tea is organically grown and harvested in Canterbury, subject to availability.