Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinale
Energetics: Cooling, drying
Major Properties: Relaxant, nutritive
Parts Used: Flower
Eating raw, fried in batter, make into jam or wine
I admit, the only way I've used dandelion flowers to date is in oil form as a massage oil. It is lovely for sore or tired muscles. I think it gives a bit of sunshine to a cloudy, winter day, too. I may try a few recipes using the flowers this year as they are high in lutein, which is known to greatly support eye health. Let me know if you have any good recipes!
This brief overview merely highlights my observations. There is, of course, a great deal of information that you can find on the Internet or in books. Or better yet - get together with other herbalists and share your experiences!
Please add your own experiences so that together we can create a more comprehensive overview.
As always, if you have a chronic ailment that is not resolving itself or an acute issue, seek the attention of your physician.