Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinale
Plant Part Used: Root
Processing Method: Extraction
Also known as Cankerwort, Bitterwort, or Blow-ball that belongs to the family Asteraceae. It is native to Eurasia and North America. The major active components in this root are taraxacin which is responsible for its bitter taste. It is rich in alpha and beta carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, tannins, caffeic and coumaric acid, and inulin. This root is also a good source of vitamins like vitamin A, B1, B2 B3, C, E, K, and minerals like Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Selenium. It also contains Nitric oxide (NO) which plays a major role in the immune system and acts as an intracellular messenger. Intake of this root in raw or powder form is good for our liver, kidney, gallbladder, immune system, and joint health.
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