The assessment of the herbal medicinal product Taraxaci officinalis radix has been finalized. The European Union herbal monograph on Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg., radix is available on the European Medicines Agency website.

The English common name of the plant is Dandelion root. 

The herbal medicinal product is traditionally used for 3 typical indications:

  1. Gastrointestinal disorders: The traditional herbal medicinal product is used for the relief of symptoms related to mild digestive disorders such as feeling of abdominal fullness, flatulence, and slow digestion.
  2. Loss of appetite: The plant extract helps with temporary loss of appetite.
  3. Urinary tract and genital disorders: The herbal medicine increases the amount of urine to achieve flushing of the urinary tract as an adjuvant in mild urinary complaints.