The common name dandelion is from French ‘dent-de-lion’, meaning “lion’s tooth”) The French name refers to the jagged leaves, which look like sharp teeth. Many Europeans grow dandelions to eat, just as we might grow lettuce in our gardens.
Historically, dandelion was prized for a variety of medicinal properties, and it contains a wide number of pharmacologically active compounds an is used as a herbal remedy in Europe, North America and China to treat infections, bile and liver problems, and as a diuretic.
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