Fresh or dried dandelion herb is also used as a mild appetite stimulant, and to improve upset stomach. The root of the dandelion plant may act as a mild laxative and has been used to improve digestion. Preliminary research suggests that dandelion may help improve liver and gallbladder function.
Dandelion is a plant often regarded as a weed but one that may offer health benefits. It is said to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. It boosts the immune system to help fight infections. Its benefits are touted in arthritis, liver disease, diabetes, obesity, and even cancer.