Dandelion greens are high in vitamin A in the form of antioxidant carotenoid and vitamin C.
They also contain calcium and potassium.
Dandelion is beneficial to digestion and is an antiviral that may be useful in the treatment of AIDS and herpes.
It may also be useful in treating jaundice, cirrhosis, edema due to high blood pressure, gout, eczema and acne. Dandelion is also used to treat and prevent breast and lung tumors and premenstrual bloating.
Dandelion root contains inulin, which lowers blood sugar in diabetics.
Dandelion greens have a bitter tangy flavor and can be eaten raw in salads or steamed.