Home > Diet and nutrition > How to lose weight sensibly 19 June 2009 Slimming herbs - Dandelion 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Example Dandelion root or extract (taraxacum). Effects Laxative. Side effects/Caution Probably non-toxic because of small quantities included in slimming products. If taken in excess, it may cause diarrhoea, upset the fluid and electrolyte balance and prevent absorption of vital nutrients, leading to deficiencies. NEXT ON HEALTH24X 5 reasons to love avocados 2018-10-14 07:00 More: Diet and nutritionHow to lose weight sensibly advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.