Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It also increases the release of stomach acid and bile to aid digestion, especially of fats. It act as a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water by increasing urine production. It’s also used to improve liver function by removing toxins and reestablishing hydration and electrolyte balance.
Dandelion may slow cancer's growth and prevent it from spreading. It helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. Most of this is done through its ability to control lipid levels. It also lowers and controls cholesterol levels while improving cholesterol ratios by raising HDL.