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What should I know before taking dandelion?

You should know that, as an herbal supplement, dandelion has not been evaluated by the FDA for its effectiveness. Know that the chemicals in dandelion can irritate your condition if you have gallstones, so you should avoid taking it. Also if you have diabetes, you should take extra caution before taking dandelion as is could cause you to have hypoglycemia, leading to serious problems.

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