Although you probably think of dandelion (Tarazacum officinale) as a weed, the plant is also medicinal and has been used as a traditional herbal remedy for centuries.
Native Americans boiled the plant and used it to treat skin problems, Modern science suggests that dandelion leaves and tea brewed from the leaves may have significant health benefits.
Dandelion tea can be made from the root, flower, and leaf, each with a slightly different flavor profile and brewing instructions. Dandelion root tea, for example, is an inexpensive coffee substitute and weight loss aid.
It is a little bitter, but tasty with honey. Because of the medicinal properties of this tea, drink only 1-3 cups per day, according to University of Maryland Medical Center.