Dandelion is a perennial member of the sunflower family with a global distribution. Although many westerners regard the plant as a nuisance weed in the garden and lawn, dandelion has been valued as a food source and remedial botanical in the Middle East and Europe since the 10th century.
Dandelion leaf is the foliage of the sunny-faced common lawn weed sometimes called lion's tooth or wild endive. The young leaves are eaten fresh as a salad green or vegetable, while the dried leaves are consumed as tea.
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