Dandelion leaf has been found to have a greater diuretic effect than the roots, with activity comparable to that of frusemide, without causing potassium loss because of Dandelion 345
the leaves' high potassium content (Newall et al 1996). A study using an infusion of
dandelion root found that dandelion did not significantly increase diuresis in rats (Grases et al 1994), and no secondary metabolites showing major diuretic activity were found (Hook et al 1993).
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