Dandelion. In phytotherapy (herbal medicine) pure active principles are also used by infusions or decocts, mainly for inappetence, indigestion and liver disorders.
Its leaves contain large amounts of vitamin A, C, iron, carrying more iron and calcium than spinach or other vegetables. In the culinary arts of Mediterranean countries you can appreciate the depurative spring salad made with either the leaves of taraxacum or mixed with other vegetables.
Also the petals of the flowers can contribute to give flavor and color to mixed salads. The buttons of the flowers are appreciated if they are prepared with olive oil. The flowers can also be prepared in pastel and even fried (fried). The tender basal shoots can be consumed in the natural or with extra virgin olive oil or sautéed in a skillet with garlic.