Taraxacum, commonly referred to as "Dandelion" has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Native to temperate climates, all species of Dandelion are edible. Ancient peoples ate them raw for generations, eventually using it as a herb also. Contains high amounts of Vitamins A, C, and K. Dandelion has also been used to treat liver problems and infections. Gardeners consider Dandelion a beneficial weed that helps keep the soil nourished with nitrogen.