Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, is a common lawn and garden weed that has beneficial effects on the digestive system, the urinary system, and the pancreas. The leaf can be used as a diuretic to aid kidney function. It acts on the microflora of the gut and helps stimulate digestive secretions. Dandelion leaf is often combined in equal parts with nettle leaf as a potassium-sparing diuretic.
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This can be taken raw (by the leaf itself), infusion, or tincture.