Dandelion root | Taraxacum officinale | Organic


This is the unroasted Dandelion root. Dandelion root acts on the liver and gall bladder to release bile, therefore it is often helpful for people who don’t have a gall bladder and helps improve fat digestion when drunk with meals.

Bile also helps with overall digestion and therefore Dandelion root has a mild laxative effect making it a great daily cup of tea for those who notice the improved bowel movements when using Dandelion root. Increasing bile production may also help to lower cholesterol levels therefore Dandelion’s effect may encroach into the cardiovascular system and its antioxidant effects may take affect there as well. (4)

Dandelion also contains Inulin a prebiotic so it also simulates the growth of bacteria that reside in the gut. (1)

There is some research to suggest that Dandelion root can inhibit the growth of some cancer cell lines in the liver, breast and uterus and it has been traditionally used for this. This may be through anti-inflammatory mechanisms. (2)

Antioxidant effects have also been seen in rat models where rats have been exposed to radiation with or without Dandelion root administration, the Dandelion protecting the liver and testes of the rats. (3)

It would be good to see some clinical trials on this wonderful herb.


  1. Fisher, C, 2009 Materia Medica of Western Herbs
  2. Purification, Preliminary Characterization and Hepatoprotective Effects of Polysaccharides from Dandelion Root. Molecules. 2017 Aug 25;22(9):1409. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28841174/
  3. Differential effect of Taraxacum officinale L. (dandelion) root extract on hepatic and testicular tissues of rats exposed to ionizing radiation. Mol Biol Rep. 2019 Oct;46(5):4893-4907. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31254243/
  4. Hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) root and leaf on cholesterol-fed rabbits. Int J Mol Sci. 2010 Jan 6;11(1):67-78. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20162002/

Additional information


Roasted Dandelion root organic


Choleretic, Laxative, Bitter, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant


Sesquiterpene lactones – germacranolide, taraxinic acid, guaianolide, dihydrolactucin, ixerin D, ainslioside, eudesanolide, tetrahydroridentin B, taraxacolide glucoside, y-butyrolactone glucoside, taraxacoside, Flavonoids – quercetin glycosides, Phenolic acids- caffeic acid, p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, cichoric acid, monocaffeoyltartic acid, hydroycinnamic acid, chlorogenic acid, syringin, Triterpenoids – pentacyclic alcohols – taraxasterol, w-taraxasterol, taraxerol, b-amyrin, Tannins, Mucilage, Volatile oil, Polysaccharides – inulin, Glucans, Fructosans, Mannans


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.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 5-10 minutes. Drink 1-2 times daily.


30 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

Country of origin

Dandelion grows naturally in the Northern hemisphere and is naturalised in many parts of the world. This tea is organically grown and harvested in Albania.