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Dandelion - what is the recomended dosage for dandilion?

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Marvell 19 Nov 2009

These are the recommended doses for Dandelion:

Pediatric

To improve digestion, adjust the recommended adult dose to account for the child's weight. Most herbal dosages for adults are calculated on the basis of a 150 lb (70 kg) adult. Therefore, if the child weighs 50 lb (20 - 25 kg), the appropriate dose of dandelion for this child would be 1/3 of the adult dosage.

Adult

Dandelion may be used in a variety of available forms:

* Dried leaf infusion: 1 - 2 teaspoonfuls, 3 times daily. Pour hot water onto dried leaf and steep for 5 - 10 minutes. Drink as directed.
* Dried root decoction: 1/2 - 2 teaspoonfuls, 3 times daily. Place root into boiling water for 5 - 10 minutes. Strain and drink as directed.
* Leaf tincture (1:5) in 30% alcohol: 100 - 150 drops, 3 times daily
* Standardized powdered extract (4:1) leaf: 500 mg, 1 - 3 times daily
* Standardized powdered extract (4:1) root: 500 mg, 1 - 3 times daily
* Root tincture (1:2) fresh root in 45% alcohol: 100 - 150 drops, 3 times daily

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/dandelion-000236.htm

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