it reduces water retention and is a blood cleanser for one
Animal studies show, at very high amounts (2 grams per 2.2 pounds of body weight), that dandelion leaves possess diuretic effects that may be comparable to the prescriiption diuretic furosemide (Lasix®).17 Human clinical trials have not been completed to confirm these results. One poster recommended lasix and said drinking over 4 glasses of water is hazardous. Two poster disagreed. Since water retention is a big problem for someone with kidney disease, this has shown similar effects to lasix in animal studies
Dandelion leaves and roots have been used for centuries to treat liver, gall bladder, kidney, and joint problems. In some countries, Dandelion is considered a blood purifier and is used for ailments such as eczema and cancer. It has also been used to treat poor digestion, water retention, and diseases of the liver such as hepatitis.
Dandelion root extract aids in excretion of the kidney’s waste products
and is very beneficial for nephritis.
It is one of the juices recommended for kidney diseases by the father of juicing Norman Walker and Dr Christopher
Dandelion greens are also a recommended food for kidney troubles
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