Pu Gong Ying, also known as Taraxacum or Dandelion, is a herb commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices. It has various uses, ongoing research, and a few contraindications.

1. Uses in TCM:
a. Clearing Heat and Toxins: Pu Gong Ying is often used to clear heat and toxins from the body. It is believed to have a bitter and cold nature, which makes it useful for conditions such as heat-related skin issues, sore throat, fevers, and liver congestion.

   b. Promoting Urination: This herb has diuretic properties and is used to promote urine flow. It is commonly used in cases of water retention, edema, urinary tract infections, and kidney-related conditions.

   c. Supporting Liver Function: Pu Gong Ying is known to have a beneficial effect on the liver. It is believed to support liver detoxification, improve liver function, and alleviate related symptoms such as jaundice and liver congestion.

2. Ongoing research:
a. Anti-inflammatory Effects: Some studies suggest that Pu Gong Ying may possess anti-inflammatory properties. It has been found to inhibit certain inflammatory enzymes, which may have relevance in conditions involving inflammation such as arthritis. However, more research is needed to understand its full potential.

   b. Antioxidant Activity: Pu Gong Ying contains antioxidants, such as phenolic compounds, which may help protect against oxidative stress and associated damage. Further research is required to explore its antioxidant capacity and potential health benefits.

3. Contraindications:
a. Allergic Reactions: Individuals who have a known allergy to plants in the Asteraceae family, which includes dandelion, may also be allergic to Pu Gong Ying. It is important to exercise caution if you have such allergies.

   b. Gallbladder Issues: Pu Gong Ying stimulates bile production, and it may cause discomfort for individuals with gallbladder problems or gallstones. Consulting with a healthcare professional is advisable in such cases.

As with any herbal remedy, it is essential to consult with a qualified TCM practitioner or healthcare professional before using Pu Gong Ying or any other herbal medicine. They can assess your individual condition, consider potential interactions or contraindications, and provide tailored guidance based on your specific needs.

Dosage 4 tsin
Granules 2ml Spoon
Ground Raw Herb 4ml Spoon
Whole Herb 10gm