Thank you for posting this information. I have been looking into the effects of dandelion root to increase bile flow. I would agree that as a support supplement to Liver Flushing
the tea would not delivered an adequate dose. Tinctures look a far better bet and fresh grated root must be perfect. The tea appears better suited to kidney cleansing.
Dandelion root is a cholagogue (enhances bile flow), thus improving conditions such as liver congestion, bile duct inflammation, hepatitis, gallstones, and jaundice. Dandelion increases bile flow by:
1) Affecting the liver directly to cause an increase in bile production and flow to the gallbladder
2) Exerting a direct effect on the gallbladder by causing a contraction and release of stored bile.
Dandelion's hepatic tonic effect may be attributable to the high choline content which enhances the excretion of a hormone called Cholecystokinin. This is the most important hormone for promoting gallbladder contraction and relaxing the valve that controls bile flow into the duodenum.
There isn't any medical evidence to support is function unlike milk thistle. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) official position is that: any therapeutic value is not supported by evidence (They forgot to include it). It is included in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia from 1831 to 1926, and various studies across the world have found its benefits to be widespread.
A French scientist Henri Leclerc studied the dandelion from 1941 to 1952. He demonstrated the effectiveness of dandelion on chronic liver problems related to bile stones. He found that roots gathered in late summer to fall, when they are richest in the bitter, white milky latex, are best for treating the liver.
Can you please recap on exactly when and how you took the contents of the “teabag” was it on its own or as part of a flush protocol, with a flush potion?