Dandelion extract


Origin and history 

The common dandelion ( Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia, formerly Taraxacum officinale ) is a plant known to everyone with the characteristic yellow flower that develops into a dandelion. Originally from Eurasia, the plant can now be found all over the world.  

In symbolism, the dandelion often represents resilience and the ability to adapt to challenges. In some cultures it also symbolizes hope and wishes, which is reflected in the tradition of blowing the dandelion.  

The benefits of this plant in traditional medicine have been common for over 2000 years, for example it is used as a diuretic in traditional Chinese medicine. In Arabic medicine it was even one of the first remedies for liver diseases.  


Effects of dandelion

The health-supporting, healing effects of Lion's Number are versatile because the extract of the plant contains a wide range of different active substances. It also contains high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, important minerals such as potassium, iron and calcium as well as fiber.  

The phenols and flavonoids contained ensure effective anti-bacterial and anti-oxidative properties. The antioxidant property protects the cells in the body from stress that can lead to damage. In one study, bone cells were protected in this way and dandelion therefore offers a potential prevention of bone diseases caused by oxidative stress. It can also potentially serve as a preventive measure for other diseases caused by oxidative stress such as Alzheimer's and dementia.  


It can also ensure the health of the cells in our body with its anti-tumor effect, which has been examined in several studies. Sometimes against a very aggressive type of breast cancer. Ingredients in the plant inhibit the growth of cancer cells and cause them to die.  


Due to the anti-inflammatory effects of dandelion, it also creates a good basis for treating inflammation-related diseases such as tracheobronchitis. In addition, it may be a reason for the great potential of dandelion to protect the gastrointestinal tract and treat gastrointestinal diseases.  


Lion's Number Extract was also shown to be effective in protecting against liver damage in mice. Since some studies have also found a reduction in blood sugar and insulin resistance, it can also be effective in preventing diabetes.  

Regarding cardiovascular diseases, dandelion root extracts have been reported to have antiplatelet, hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects, which are beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.  



Possible side effects 

A high potassium content in dandelions is likely responsible for the diuretic effect. If ingested, it can therefore lead to more frequent urination.  


Because of its high mineral content, dandelion extract may interact with some antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin. Dandelion can cause the absorption of the antibiotic to be inhibited. This should be taken into account when taking together.  


People with gallstones or severe biliary tract diseases, as well as those taking anticoagulants, should consult their doctor before taking dandelion, as interactions are possible.  


Environmental friendliness  

Dandelions are an adaptable plant that thrive in a variety of environments. It prefers sunny locations and well-drained soil. Dandelions contribute to biodiversity by providing food for pollinators such as bees.  


Which AgilNature® products contain dandelion extract? 





150 mg per 6 capsules (daily ration) 

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*Nutrient Reference Value = Percentage of the reference value according to Appendix XIII of the Food Information Regulation (EC) No. 1169/2011.  

** No recommendation available.  



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