Published August 29, 1992.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Taraxaci herba, dandelion herb.
Dandelion herb, consisting of the fresh or dried above-ground parts of Taraxacum officinale G. H. Weber ex Wiggers s.l. [Fam. Asteraceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage. The leaf contains bitter principles.
Clinical Data 1. Uses Loss of appetite and dyspepsia, such as feeling of fullness and flatulence.
Obstruction of the bile ducts, gall bladder empyema, ileus. In case of gallstones, use only after consultation with a physician. Contact allergies caused by sesquiterpene-lactones in the latex have been only rarely observed. Experiments and observations concerning preparations are not available.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
4 - 10 g of herb 3 times daily; 4 - 10 ml liquid extract 1:1 in 25 percent alcohol 3 times daily. 8. Mode of Administration Cut herb for infusions, as well as for liquid preparations for internal use.