Dandelion side effects

What problems can dandelion cause?

What side effects can dandelion have?

Dandelion is a plant that usually has no side effects.

However, some people are allergic to the members of the daisy familyCompositae. In this case, the intake of dandelion medicinal products should be controlled, since they may cause adverse reactions.

What side effects can appear when taking dandelion?

The main symptoms that can cause an allergy to dandelion are:

  • Reactions in the digestive system such as flatulence, diarrhea, stomach pain..

  • Skin reactions such as dermatitis, itchy, irritated eyes, dry mouth or with much saliva..

  • Pain in the body: head pain, muscle aches, backaches,..

  • Other possible reactions: sneezing, chills, inability to concentrate, palpitations, etc..

    Dandelion flowers

    Dandelion flowers

What to do if you experience dandelion side effects?

If the reactions are mild, simply stop taking dandelion preparations to regain health.

If reactions are violent, you seek medical attention quickly.

This is especially required when the reactions are so severe that pose significant breathing difficulties, seizures, heart problems or severe decreases in blood pressure with nausea or vomiting.

Can dandelion cause other side effects?

Besides possible allergic reactions in some people, dandelion can cause heartburn or flatulence in people with delicate digestive systems.

Excessive dandelion teas in combination with other natural or chemical diuretics can cause hypotension problems or tension decompensation.

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This article was endorsed by Vicente Martínez Centelles - Founder of the web and director. Teacher of natural sciences, expert in plants, natural remedies and botanical photography.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 March, 2019

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