Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale, Blowball, Lion's Teeth) (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of Taraxacum officinale to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women. It should be avoided during pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether Taraxacum officinale enters breast milk. It should be avoided by nursing mothers to avoid harm to the newborn.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of Taraxacum officinale are abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, heartburn, increased heart rate, bruising and bleeding, excessive urination, and increased potassium levels (hyperkalemia).


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/19/2014

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