Dandelion Root Extract
Dandelion Root Extract has a rich variety of vitamins which include vitamin C, fibre, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. One function of dandelion root extract is that it acts as a digestive aid, providing the effect of a mild laxative (1). Other properties include its antioxidant effect which helps prevent free radicals from damaging the body’s cells (2) as well as anti cancer properties (3).
1 – Greenberg, M. (1996). U.S. Patent No. 5,569,458. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
2 – Hu, C., & Kitts, D. D. (2003). Antioxidant, prooxidant, and cytotoxic activities of solvent-fractionated dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flower extracts in vitro.Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 51(1), 301-310.
3 – Ovadje, P., Chatterjee, S., Griffin, C., Tran, C., Hamm, C., & Pandey, S. (2011). Selective induction of apoptosis through activation of caspase-8 in human leukemia cells (Jurkat) by dandelion root extract. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 133(1), 86-91.