Dr. Humaria Quraishi - [email protected]
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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Once in a golden hour
I cast to Earth a seed.
Up there came a flower
The people said, a weed

– Alfred Tennyson

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🌻The common flower you see sprouting through cracks on the sidewalk/pavement is called Dandelion, also known as Taraxacum offincinale in it’s latin name and “Lion’s Tooth” in French translation. It is a flower but many gardeners see it as a weed as it is fast-growing and invasive.

🌻Dandelion has been used for centuries to treat liver disorders, urinary disorders, diabetes, cancer, anemia, skin alignments such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and many more conditions.

🌻Dandelion is rich in vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Iron, Potassium, Manganese, and Calcium

🌻Benefits

🌻Liver and Gallbladder disorders – antioxidant properties, including vitamin A, vitamin C and luteolin, help detoxify the liver, promote digestion, and allow the liver to functional efficiently, as well as maintain proper bile flow

🌻Cleanses the liver – detoxification, aid in digestion, reduce inflammation

🌻Urinary Disorders – dandelion leaf acts as a diuretic, or something that increases urine frequency. This  helps in eliminate toxic substances from the kidneys and urinary tract.

🌻Diabetes – stimulate insulin production in the pancreas resulting in stability of blood glucose levels

🌻Skin – dandelion properties, such as detoxification, antioxidant, and germicidal, insecticidal, and fungicidal effects, enable it to be a great treatment for acne, eczema, and psoriasis, which can arise due to hormonal changes, diet lifestyle and skin infections.

🌻Hormonal Balance – Detoxification can help with balance hormones and digestive issues that lead to other skin manifestations

🌻Contact a Naturopathic Physician before supplementing yourself with Dandelion

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About Dr. Humaira

• General Health • Detoxification • Weight Control • Endocrine - Thyroid Disorders, Adrenal Insufficiency, Chronic Fatigue, Hormone Imbalance, Diabetes • Cardiovascular Health - Hypertension, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Atherosclerosis • Digestive Health- Celiac Disease, IBD, IBS, SIBO, Candida Overgrowth, Food Sensitivity, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, H. pylori, Heartburn, Ulcers, Leaky Gut • Musculoskeletal - Pain Management, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis • Women's Health - Infertility, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Menopause, Hormonal Imbalances, Vaginal and Bladder Infections • Autoimmune Diseases - Psoriasis, Hashimoto's Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vitiligo, Rosacea • Ear/Nose/Throat - Allergies, Ear Infections, Sore throat, Cold, Flu, Strep Throat • Dermatological Concerns - Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Vitiligo • Cancer Recovery Support • Pediatric Care • Geriatric Care