5 Proven Health Benefits of Dandelion

1. Dandelion may help to reduce high blood pressure

Dandelions are a natural diuretic, which helps the kidneys in clearing out excess fluids by increasing the production of urine as well as urination frequency. Diuretic medications are used for ridding excess fluid from the body, which can result in reduced blood pressure. Diuretics are often used for helping to manage high blood pressure.

Dandelions have been found to be an effective diuretic. When fresh dandelion leaf hydroethanolic extract was administered to study participants, urine excretion and urination frequency increased in the 2 out of 2 cases that the dandelion extract was ingested.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 19678785

Dandelions are rich in potassium, a mineral linked to reduced blood pressure in individuals with levels that were previously elevated. Not only does dandelion indirectly impact blood pressure because of the potassium content, but may also replace some of the potassium lost in the diuretic process.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 26039623

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Adrian has been writing on health and fitness for 18 years. He is the founder of several health related websites and the current owner of AHealthBlog, which regularly publishes evidence based health and fitness news and information. When he isn’t writing, you can find him mountain biking or surfing.



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