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Dandelion greens are edible and a rich source of vitamin A. Dandelion has been used in many traditional medical systems, including Native American and traditional Arabic medicine.
Common Names—dandelion, lion's tooth, blowball
Latin Name—Taraxacum officinale
What It Is Used For
How It Is Used
The leaves and roots of the dandelion, or the whole plant, are used fresh or dried in teas, capsules, or extracts. Dandelion leaves are used in salads or as a cooked green, and the flowers are used to make wine.
What the Science Says
There is no compelling scientific evidence for using dandelion as a treatment for any medical condition.
Side Effects and Cautions
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this material to diagnose or treat a health condition or disease without consulting with your healthcare provider.
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