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2016 volume 10 issue 3, #37 DOI: 10.17306/J.NPT.2016.3.37
Bernadetta Lis, Dorota Grabek-Lejko
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) – potential health benefits
Summary.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a widespread perennial of the Asteraceae family. Plant commonly considered as a weed, has a wide range of chemical components which are responsible for its healing properties. The active substances included in the dandelion belong mainly to phenols and terpenes, moreover, there are present carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Due to their presence, dandelion has been used for centuries as a natural drug in the treatment of many diseases. Moreover, this inconspicuous plant has a high nutritional value, therefore it has been used in the kitchen for example as a salad ingredient, syrup, substitute of coffee or tea. Among scientists there has been an increased interest in this plant in recent years. There have been many studies related to the possibility of widespread use of dandelion in medicine. Therefore, this paper presents a review of current research and scientific reports on chemical composition and antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and hypolipidemic properties of the dandelion extracts. The easy availability of raw material encouraged the researchers to conduct the investigations and explore new possibilities for the use of dandelion in medicine, especially in the era of intensified search for new, natural pharmaceuticals.

Key words: Taraxacum officinale, dandelion, health benefits, therapeutic effect
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DOI: 10.17306/J.NPT.2016.3.37

For citation:

MLA Lis, Bernadetta, and Dorota Grabek-Lejko. "Mniszek lekarski (Taraxacum officinale) – potencjalne właściwości prozdrowotne." Nauka Przyr. Technol. 10.3 (2016): #37. DOI: 10.17306/J.NPT.2016.3.37
APA Bernadetta Lis, Dorota Grabek-Lejko (2016). Mniszek lekarski (Taraxacum officinale) – potencjalne właściwości prozdrowotne. Nauka Przyr. Technol. 10 (3), #37 DOI: 10.17306/J.NPT.2016.3.37
ISO 690 LIS, Bernadetta, GRABEK-LEJKO, Dorota. Mniszek lekarski (Taraxacum officinale) – potencjalne właściwości prozdrowotne. Nauka Przyr. Technol., 2016, 10.3: #37. DOI: 10.17306/J.NPT.2016.3.37
Corresponding address:
Bernadetta Lis
Katedra Biotechnologii i Mikrobiologii
Uniwersytet Rzeszowski
ul. Zelwerowicza 4
35-959 Rzeszów
Poland
e-mail: dorobek@o2.pl
Accepted for print: 22.06.2016