Beautiful – edible – therapeutic
The Latin name Taraxacum originates in medieval Persian writings on pharmacy.
The English name, dandelion, is a corruption of the French dent de lion meaning “lion’s tooth”, referring to the coarsely toothed leaves.
Uses of Dandelion
Dandelion has been used for its nutritional value in addition to other uses including diuresis, regulation of blood glucose, liver and gall bladder disorders, appetite stimulation, and for dyspeptic complaints.