If you go hiking, you've probably seen burdock on a trip into the deep forest. The bur of the burdock plant is a round ball of seed material with hooks or teeth that sticks to your clothes and shoes as you walk by. In fact, the bur of this plant is said to have given people the idea for Velcro.
Burdock plants (Articum lappa) are in the family Asteraceae, which also includes sunflowers and daisies. Burdock grows wild in Europe, Asia, and the United States. It is also grown in gardens because it is thought to have medicinal properties.
Burdock root can be eaten as a raw vegetable or cooked in stews, soups, and other recipes. In addition to tea, it comes as a powder, oil, and extract. Burdock root tea tastes sweet and earthy, and you can drink it hot or cold. It is one of the ingredients in Essiac tea, which is a blend of herbs that is said to be good for your health.
Burdock has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and it is also a common ingredient in Western herbal medicine. People think that its roots, flowers, and other parts of the plant have a number of health benefits.
Burdock root is good for you because it has vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are known to be good for your health. Some traditional medical benefits of burdock root are:
◉ It removes toxins from the blood - Blood purification is one of the most common ways that burdock root has been used.
Recent research has shown that the root of the burdock plant has active ingredients that can remove toxins from the bloodstream. Researchers also found that burdock root helped clean the blood and increase blood flow to the skin's surface.
◉ Soothing a cough and cold - Burdock root tea has been used for years to help people with colds and coughs clear their noses and help them cough up mucus. Even though there isn't much research on this, burdock does have vitamin C, which helps the immune system, and some research has shown that it kills bacteria.
◉ Improving liver health - Burdock root has been used for a long time to clean out the liver and the rest of the body. A 2002 study on rats found that the herb can help repair liver damage caused by drinking too much alcohol, but it's not clear if the same is true for people.
◉ Easing aches and pains - People think that the burdock plant can help reduce inflammation. A study done in 2014 found that people with knee osteoarthritis who drank the tea had lower levels of certain inflammatory markers.
|Product Name||Burdock Root.
|Scientific Name||Arctium lappa.|
|Country of Origin
||Originally from Asia. Packaged in the USA.
|Taste & Aroma
||Burdock root tastes earthy and, well, like a root, but it also has an interesting mix of sweet and bitter tastes, like an artichoke, which it is related to. It's meaty and a little bit crunchy, and it's nice to chew.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 12- months.The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
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|Notice||This product information has not been appraised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For educational purposes only.|