Dandelion is a plant with yellow flowers.Taraxacum officinale is the most common variety of this plant, and it grows in many parts of the world.
Although considered a weed by many, Botanists consider dandelions to be herbs. People use the leaves, stem, flower, and root of the dandelion for medicinal purposes.
It has a rosette base producing several flowering stems and multiple leaves. Dandelions have a toothy, deeply-notched, basal leaves that are hairless.
All parts of the plant can be used as a natural medication. The most healing properties being in the roots. The plant is high in calcium, iron, vitamins A, B, C and D chlorine, protein, and it is also one of the best sources of natural potassium.
Dandelion leaves can be added to a salad or cooked. They can also be dried and stored for the winter or blanched and frozen. Flowers can be made into juice, or added into many recipes. The root can be made into a coffee substitute. The root and leaves can be dried, stored and made into tea.