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Traditional Chinese Herbal, “Dandelion” and Its Applications on Skin-Care


Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) belongs to the Asteraceae or sunflower family. Its leaves, stems, and roots have been used in traditional Chinese herbal for a long time because dandelion has a wide range of pharmacological properties including anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-infectious as well as anti-oxidation especially in the dandelion root extract which is the most medicinal value. A clinical study of dandelion extracts on skin acne and a simple preparation method of the dandelion extract would be discussed since the dandelion extract has low toxicity on the skin, even is non-toxic based on the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia recommendation. 

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Dandelion Traditional chinese medicine Skin-care

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Law S, Lo C, Han J, Leung AW, Xu C. Traditional Chinese Herbal, “Dandelion” and Its Applications on Skin-Care. Trad Integr Med. 2021;6(2):152-157.