Parts used-Plant, roots and seeds
Actions and Uses: This herb acts as an antioxidant and may help to protect against cancer by controlling cell mutation. It aids in elimination of excess fluid, uric acid, and toxins in the body and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Purifies the blood, restores liver and gallbladder function, and stimulates the digestive and immune system. Helps skin disorders such and boils and carbuncles, and relieves gout and menopausal symptoms. Burdock root used as a hair rinse promotes scalp and hair health.
Phytochemical and Nutrient Content: Acetic acid, beta-carotene, butyric acid, caffeic acid, inulin, lauric acid, lignin, myristic acid, sitosterol, amino acids, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C.
General Information: Burdock is a superior tonic herb. It is used as both a preventive and medicinal plant. It is the best herb for the skin and can be used internally and externally for eczema, psoriasis, acne and other skin related imbalances. Burdock root can be used like carrots in soups, stir fries and other dishes. In Japan, burdock is considered a premium vegetable and is often served in fine restaurants. Burdock can be purchased in most health food stores as a vegetable, nourishing herbal tea and a tincture.
Caution: Check with a doctor if you have heart or cardiovascular conditions and the herb should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women.