Dandelion – the most overlooked plant that protects the liver!

18 Sep 2018

Do your ankles swell often? Do rings feel tight on your fingers? Do you feel like a balloon after a meal? The solution to your problems may grow on a nearby meadow. Find out why.

Dandelion needs no special introduction – it’s an annoying weed to some and a spring-time delicacy to others.  

Dandelion has been used in traditional medicine for centuries

Only few know of its extraordinary effects that have been helping people all over the world for centuries. It's been traditionally used in Arabic and Chinese medicine for increasing urine flow (as a diuretic) and for taking care of digestive problems because it improves liver and gallbladder function.

In France it used to be called “en lit”, meaning “in bed”. We don’t have to tell you what that was about!

Effective against water retention

Traditional knowledge has been scientifically confirmed by studies. Its diuretic effects are comparable to that of branded medication furosemide. Therefore, dandelion is considered a natural diuretic. Since it’s a rich source of potassium, it prevents its loss through increased urine volume.

It doesn’t have unwanted side-effects that the synthetic diuretic has while it still helps soothe liver, bladder and kidney problems.

Some research also shows it has potential for lowering blood sugar levels, thanks to inulin (soluble fibre) found in dandelion root. It helps to reduce appetite, invigorate digestion and provide the body with many vitamins and minerals.

Accelerates toxin removal from the body

The newest research has shown that dandelion speeds up toxin elimination from the body. One of these toxins is carbon tetrachloride that can be found in numerous household cleaners, despite it being one of the strongest liver toxins.

A study from 2008 revealed very high concentrations of carbon tetrachloride in regular household cleaners that contain bleach (stain removers). This occurred because sodium hypochlorite (a bleach) was being added to cleaners and soaps. 

Dandelion may help you:

  • Eliminate excess water from your body
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Aid liver function
  • detox your organism
  • reduce appetite

 

WaterOut XXL – all the advantages of dandelion and no muddy boots – throughout the year

If you want to take advantage of dandelion’s extraordinary detox powers and get rid of bloating, swelling and a few extra pounds, we recommend the tasty raspberry drink WaterOut XXL.

Aside from dandelion, it also contains extracts of prickly pear, artichoke, milk thistle, parsley, sarsaparilla, java tea and vine leaf. Clinical studies have shown that WaterOut XXL increases elimination of excess water and toxins by 27% and reduces bloating and swelling by 60%. Since it improves lymphatic system function and circulation, it also gets rid of cellulite.

Natural detox throughout the year!

 

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