Benefits Of Dandelion
Updated: Apr 3
Scientific Name: Taraxacum mongolicum, Taraxacum officinale
Common Name: Blowball, Puffball, Lion's tooth, Pu gong ying, Priest's crown
Family: Asteraceae Or Compositae (Sunflower)
Dandelions aren't just a weed in your backyard. Actually, in traditional herbal medicine, dandelions are widely acknowledged for their vast array of medicinal properties. Dandelions are bright yellow flowers commonly known as weeds that are easily identifiable by the characteristic of their teeth-like leaves, which point back toward the center of the basal rosette (1). Dandelions, also known as Taraxacum officinale, are native to Eurasia but have since been introduced to North America, South America, India, Australia, New Zealand, and other locations where Europeans have migrated (2).