Dandelion as a medicine was first mentioned in the works of the Arabian physicians of the tenth and eleventh centuries. Dandelion roots are mainly used as a remedy for liver complaints and kidney disorders. The herb has been used for centuries to treat jaundice and the yellowing of the skin that comes with liver dysfunction, cirrhosis, hepatitis and liver disease. Dandelion has been shown to stimulate bile flow and has a mild diuretic effect. Dandelion tea and coffee can be purchased at Health Food Stores and many large Supermarkets.