Dandelion as a medicine is first mentioned in the writings of Arab doctors in the tenth and eleventh centuries. Nowadays, this plant is used in many parts of the world for food and treatment. The whole plant is edible (root, stem, leaves and flower), so there are a lot of folk recipes on whose list includes some parts of the dandelion.
Dandelion root is widely used in Asia, and this plant is grown in India as a remedy for a dysfunctional liver. In addition, dandelion is used for the treatment of infections, viruses, swellings, water retention, etc.