Dandelion is a common herbal medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine uses the aerial parts and roots of dandelion to make medicine. Fresh dandelion is also a very delicious dish, which can be mixed with cold dishes and used for cooking. In the food industry, dandelion is also used as an ingredient in salads, soups, wines and teas.
Dandelion and its extracts have a large number of medicinal functions, but so far, there is not enough scientific evidence of human clinical research to determine whether it is indeed effective. Traditional Chinese medicine generally believes that dandelion can be used for adjuvant treatment of loss of appetite, stomach discomfort, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, eczema and bruises.
In fact, the main effect of dandelion is to increase the production of urine, and as a laxative to increase bowel movements. It can also be used as a skin toner, blood and digestive supplements. Some people have used dandelion to treat infections, especially viral infections and cancer, and some research progress has been made.
Can be used to help treat infections and improve immunity
Early treatment studies of tonsil infections found that if a patient took a soup containing dandelion, the patient group would recover faster than a soup without dandelion. In addition, the use of specific natural drug combinations containing dandelion extract can prevent and reduce the incidence of urinary tract infection in women to some extent.