Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) in traditional Chinese medicine and Native American medicine, the dandelion root was used for stomach problems and liver conditions. In Europe, it was also used for diabetes, boils, and inflammation. Today, herbalists often suggest dandelion for the following conditions: a) Acne b) Diabetes c) Eczema d) Gastrointestinal disorders e) High cholesterol f) Rheumatoid arthritis g) Liver conditions h)Heartburn i) Skin conditions.

Although there is some overlap between the root and the leaf, dandelion leaves are said to be a diuretic and galactagogue (a plant that helps to increase breast milk production in nursing mothers).