Taraxacum officinale: a high value less known medicinal plant

Sheezan Rasool*, Bharti Sharma


The family Asteraceae, best represented by the species of Taraxacum officinale, is known world wide for its manifold uses. It is widely used to cure kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heart burn, eye inflammation, bone fractures, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, gastrointestinal complaints, warts, liver/gallbladder problems, hepatitis B, cancer, etc., and widely used in modern medicine. Therefore, an attempt has been made to assess the medicinal potential of the species both in traditional and modern medicine system. This paper provides the relevant information about medicinal properties of the high value medicinal plants. Further, we have tried to compile all the possible information regarding the medicinal potential of this plant. So far only limited scientific studies have been conducted on this plant. So further research is required to highlight the potential of the plant.


Taraxacum officinale; Dandelion; Sesquiterpene

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