Review Article | Volume: 6, Issue: 4, April, 2016

Hepatoprotective properties of Dandelion: recent update

Ezhilarasan Devaraj   

Open Access   

Published:  Apr 30, 2016

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2016.60429

Taraxacum officinalis (Dandelion) have been used as folk medicines in China, India, and Russia for the treatment of chronic liver diseases. This review focuses exclusively on published literature pertaining to the potential use of Taraxacum officinalis or Dandelion for the treatment of various chronic liver diseases. Dandelion has been tested against various drugs and chemical induced chronic liver diseases in experimental animals and came out with promising results. In vitro studies also confirm the hepatoprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of dandelion. The extensive literature survey reveal the fact that Taraxacum officinalis or dandelion to be safe and the available evidence on the mechanisms of action appears promising, there are currently insufficient data from well-conducted clinical trials to recommend it use in patients with alcoholic liver chronic liver disease.

Keyword:     Taraxacum officinale oxidative stress antioxidant hepatoprotective.


Ezhilarasan Devaraj. Hepatoprotective properties of Dandelion: recent update. J App Pharm Sci, 2016; 6 (04): 202-205.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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