Dandelion Leaves (Pu Gong Ying)
What Are Dandelion Leaves?
While they make for delicious meals, giving a slightly bitter note to salads or sautés, Dandelion Leaves go above and beyond the epicurean realm, offering head-to-toe support. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, they help to brighten the eyes and clear heat from the Liver and overall body.*
What are the Benefits of Dandelion Leaves?
Dandelion’s benefits are wide-ranging, but it’s particularly well-known for its ability to support the body’s natural detoxification processes and its diuretic properties, which can help reduce water retention.*
Dandelion Leaves Benefits:
- Supports the liver’s natural detoxification processes
- Reduces water retention
- Reduces sore throat
- Brightens eyes and removes redness
Dandelion Leaves in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dandelion is primarily used in TCM to clear toxic heat from throughout the body, especially the Liver. The eyes are considered a “flower” of the Liver, meaning the health of the Liver is often reflected in the state of health of the eyes. Dandelion is used to clear toxic heat from the Liver, and by doing so, reduces redness and swelling of the eyes.*
Dandelion clears heat from the bladder to treat urinary tract infections. It also acts as a diuretic to relieve water retention. It reduces swelling and can treat a sore throat.*
How to Take Dandelion Leaves
Dandelion Leaves can be found whole, in teas, and in liquid tinctures. They’re also used in many herbal supplements, including our Come Clean supplement, to help detox the body.
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