Dandelion is a very power diuretic. Most diuretics cause a loss of vital potassium, but dandelion is one of the best natural sources of potassium making it a balanced diuretic that can be used safely when needed. It can also be used to treat inflammation of the liver and gallbladder as well as bring relief for common stomach problems. The milky latex from the stem can be used to treat warts. For water retention is can be used with yarrow. For liver and gallbladder problems it can be used with Barberry or Balmony.