5 Proven Health Benefits of Dandelion

5. Dandelion may help to promote a healthy liver

Dandelion is an excellent source of antioxidants that help in protecting against oxidative stress and cellular damage. Some of these antioxidants found in dandelion have a protective effect on the liver.

Dandelion polysaccharides have been shown to protect the liver from damage caused by toxic levels of acetaminophen, a commonly used medication for pain relief.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 22424457

Other research has found that dandelion could help reduce excess fat levels stored in the liver and may be a potential treatment for obesity-related nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 23603008

Another study found that dandelion helps prevent alcohol toxicity damage to the liver.3✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 20347918
These protective effects are most likely due to the dandelion’s antioxidant content.

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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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