5 Proven Health Benefits of Dandelion

2. Dandelion may help to support healthy digestion

Dandelion is used in traditional herbal medicine for treating constipation and other impaired digestion symptoms. It can help to maintain normal bile flow and the absorption of minerals as well as soothe the lining of the stomach.

 

Dandelion supports the cleansing and detoxification of the digestive tract, particularly from the effects of overconsuming fatty foods, and is often combined with Milk Thistle, another herb used for supporting digestive health.

 

Dandelion is a mild laxative and helps relieve constipation by softening stools. Rats that were administered dandelion extract experienced a significant increase in contractions of the stomach and contents of the stomach emptying into the small intestine.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 21453412

 

Dandelion root contains inulin, a gut-friendly fiber that acts as a prebiotic that helps promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Research has shown that inulin has a positive effect on bowel function by helping to reduce constipation and improve intestinal movement.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 25208775

Medicinal Plants You Can Grow At Home Infographic

Image Source – healthcentral

Want to use our images on your site? Right click on image for embed code

close

Simply copy and paste the code below to embed the image on your page