What is Dandelion Root?

Category: Supplements

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In traditional medicine dandelion was most commonly used for liver diseases, kidney diseases, and spleen problems. Less commonly, dandelion was used to treat digestive problems and skin conditions. There is no compelling scientific evidence that it is useful to treat any medical condition.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support liver health 5 3
Acne 1 2
Fluid retention (edema) 1 2
Gastroparesis 1 0
General health 1 0
Liver toxicity 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dandelion Root

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dandelion Root

Dosage Patients
1,560 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Dandelion Root

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Dandelion Root

Duration

Currently taking Dandelion Root

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped taking Dandelion Root

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Dandelion Root

Jul 13, 2012 (Started Jun 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for acne)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fluid retention (edema))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.75 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Jun 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for acne)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fluid retention (edema))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.75 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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