Dandelion root has been used for many healing purposes. It is anti-inflammatory and has been used to support healing for arthritis and rheumatism. It has also been used as a liver tonic, helping to detoxify the liver. It can help to decongest the gallbladder by increasing bile flow. It can stimulate cell metabolism, helping the body release metabolic waste into the blood to be cleansed by the liver. Dandelion root has also been used to support the lowering of blood pressure as well as healing from skin disorders. It can also act as a mild laxative.