Lower Blood Pressure Herbal Plant Extract Flavones Dandelion Root
Plant Source Info of Dandelion Root Extract:
Taraxacumis a large genus of flowering plants in the family
Asteraceae which consists of species commonly known as dandelion.
They are native to Eurasia and North America, but the two
commonplace species worldwide, T. officinaleand T. erythrospermum,
were imports from Europe that now propagate as wildflowers.Both
species are edible in their entirety. The common name dandelion
from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth") is given to
members of the genus.
Medicinally it refers to the whole dried grass of a variety of
species of Taraxacum in the family Asteraceae (Compositae). The
main species include Taraxacum mongolicum Hand.-Mazz, Taraxacum
ohwianum Kitam., Taraxeamum jsinicum Kitag., Taraxacum
erpyhropodium kitag., Taraxacum heterolepis Nakai et H..Koidz.,
Taraxacum asiatisc Dadlst.(T. leucan-thum (Ledeb.) Ledeb.), and
more. These species are slightly different from the common
dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), visually and medicinally. Other
names of it include Herba Taraxaci, Pu Gong Ying, Dent-de-Lion,
Lion’s Teeth, Lion’s Tooth, and so on. It is usually collected in
summer and autumn when dandelion’s flowers are barely open. And
then it needs to remove the impurities, wash with water, cut into
segments, and dry in the sun. It is normally used fresh or raw.
Product Data of Dandelion Root Extract:
|Product||Dandelion Root Extract||Latin Name||Herba Taraxaci|
|Asssay||Flavones||Specification||1.0%-5.0%% by HPLC|
|Particle Size||100% pass 80 mesh|
|Loss on Drying||≤5.0%|
|Total Plate Count||≤1000cfu/g|
|Pesticides||Complies Food Grade|
|Storage||Keep in cool dry place, avoid sun and heat.|
|Shelf Life||2 years from original packing condition.|
Active Ingredient Flavones of Dandelion Root Extract:
Flavones (flavus = yellow), are a class of flavonoids based on the
backbone of 2-phenylchromen-4-one (2-phenyl-1-benzopyran-4-one)
shown on the right.
Natural flavones include apigenin (4',5,7-trihydroxyflavone),
(5,7-dihydroxyflavone), 6-hydroxyflavone, 7,8-dihydroxyflavone,
baicalein (5,6,7-trihydroxyflavone), scutellarein
(5,6,7,4'-tetrahydroxyflavone), and wogonin
(5,7-dihydroxy-8-methoxyflavone). Synthetic flavones include
diosmin and flavoxate.
Flavone also refers to the flavone compound
Functions of Dandelion Root Extract:
Lower High Blood Pressure:
As a diuretic, dandelion increases urination which then lowers
blood pressure. The fiber and potassium in dandelion also help
regulate blood pressure.Cholesterol. Studies have shown how dandelion lowers and controls
cholesterol levels while improving cholesterol ratios by raising
Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion,
stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial
bacteria in the intestines. It can increase the release of stomach
acid and bile to aid digestion, especially of fats.Kidney:This weed-like superfood is a diuretic that helps the
kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water by increasing urine
production. In French it is called pissenlit, which translates
roughly to “wet the bed.” This inhibits microbial growth in the
urinary system too. Dandelion also replaces some of the potassium
lost in the process.
Good for Liver:
Dandelion has been shown to improve liver function by removing
toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance. It
also increases the release of bile.Antioxidants:Every part of the dandelion plant is rich in
antioxidants that prevent free-radical damage to cells and DNA,
slowing down the aging process in our cells. It is rich in vitamin
C and vitamin A as beta-carotene and increases the liver's
production of superoxide dismutase.
Dandelion increases bile production and reduces inflammation to
help with gallbladder problems and blockages.
Dandelion contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and
phytonutrients that all reduce inflammation throughout the body.
This can relieve pain and swelling.
Improve Immune System:
Studies also show that dandelion boosts immune function and fights
off microbes and fungi.