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Color image of a few, bright-yellow dandelion flowers surrounded by green grass.
Dandelion (Alutiiq names: Qutemnaanaarua’a. Scientific name: Taraxacumofficinale), 2011

Dandelion is a generous source of Vitamins A, B, C, and D and various minerals. It is also useful for liver issues like hepatitis and jaundice and is a natural diuretic. All of the plant parts can be used: the root as medicine, food, or coffee substitute; the leaves as a poultice or salad; and the flowers as food or medicine.

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