Dandelion Leaf- Taraxacum officinale is the Latin name for the common dandelion that produces dandelion leaf. These herbs are very common throughout the world, to the point that they are considered a weed. The leaves of these herbs are gathered in the spring season and then dried for use.
The dried Taraxacum officinale leaves may be used to make a tea. Dandelion leaf is commonly used as a diuretic that may help help with the excretion of water that occurs when the rate of urination increases. Taraxacum officinale dried herbs are naturally high in potassium salts, and this may help to balance potassium levels in the body that can typically drop when diuretics are taken. Dandelion leaf powder is also commonly used as a stimulant, which may help to increase awareness and alertness. It is not advised to take dandelion herbs if your bile ducts are blocked or gall bladder is inflamed, or if you have a blockage of the intestines.