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Antioxidant properties of Dandelion extract have been the subject of many studies and it has been proven that Dandelion has potent antioxidant capabilities and its potential effectiveness as an ingredient in anti-cancer and anti-microbial drugs. [1]

The effectiveness of Dandelion in treating urological conditions is also a subject of scientific research and it is proven to some extent that Dandelion can improve conditions like enuresis, urinary tract infections, renal stones, and benign prostatic hyperplasia. [3]

Although there have been documented results regarding the effectiveness of Dandelion extract in the treatment of Diabetes, further extensive research is required to validate the effectiveness to confirm conclusions regarding the anti-diabetic effects of Dandelion extract. [4]


Apart from the scientific research and studies, reviews and feedback from users have vouched for the effectiveness of Dandelion in certain disease conditions. And as happens with all other herbal products, there have been negative reviews regarding Dandelion as well.

Substantial amounts of dietary fiber contained in Dandelion aids in promoting digestion and bowel health. Dietary fiber stimulates intestinal motility and aids bulk formation in stools reducing the chances of diarrhea and constipation. It also has a soothing effect on the stomach and improves appetite.

Dandelions are known to be potent diuretics. They eliminate potentially toxic substances from the urinary tract and the kidneys. They also act as a disinfectant which inhibits the growth of microorganisms in the genito-urinary tract hence it is a useful herbal medicine to treat urinary tract infections and disorders.

Diuretic properties of Dandelion makes it a useful herbal in lowering blood pressure as increased urination reduces the blood volume. The fiber content in Dandelion is thought to lower cholesterol levels in the blood hence promoting cardiovascular health.

Dandelion is also known to improve your glucose control by stimulating insulin production from the beta cells of the pancreas. This property is very useful in patients with both type 1 2 diabetes, especially in controlling the glucose spikes.

Promoting good bone health is another vital property of Dandelion. Since it is rich in calcium, it assists in the growth and improvement of the strength of bones. Abundant antioxidants in Dandelion prevent bones from the wear and tear that occurs due to weakness and frailty caused by a reduced density that accompanies old age.

The Dandelion sap is very useful as a cosmetic agent and a herbal medicine that treats skin diseases. The sap is highly alkaline which gives it insecticidal and fungicidal properties that help in preventing and curing skin-related infections.

There is no sufficient information to come to a conclusion about the safety of Dandelion products during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid from using Dandelion or related products during pregnancy and nursing to be on the safe side.

Many categories of drugs are known to cause interactions with Dandelion extract and related products. Therefore it is advisable to consult the doctor before you take these medications and inform the doctor about the Dandelion product you are consuming.

Prescription drugs which are metabolized by the liver also cause interactions with Dandelion and can increase or decrease the potency of the drug by way of altering how quickly the medication is broken down by the liver, leading to undesirable effects.

As it contains antioxidants in abundance, it has effects on anti-cancer treatment and improving cancer-related conditions. Minerals contained in curly endive are thought to improve glucose metabolism and help in controlling diabetes as well.

Watercress is the other effective alternative to Dandelion and has a number of health benefits as well. These include; preventive effects on breast and colorectal cancers, improvement of thyroid function, promoting cardiovascular health, and strengthening bones.