Burdock root (latin name: arctium lappa) comes from burdock, a variety of weeds that are part of the sunflowers and daisy family. Burdock has large heart-shaped leaves and produces purple flowers during the spring and autumn seasons. It is native to Europe, Asia and now also widely grows in North America. In traditional medicine however, it is the plant’s deep roots – not the plant itself – that offer health benefits. The roots are very long and vary in color from beige to brown and nearly black on the outside. It has a long history of medicinal and edible use by native people, but has particularly been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. has been used to treat skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis because it promotes the removal of toxins from the skin. It is also a blood cleanser and diuretic. Diuretics help remove water from the body, offering relief for people retaining water. Next to these powerful healing properties, it also has antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer properties. The primary use of burdock root is as a blood purifier and liver tonic to restore liver function and health.

Benefits of Burdock root:
• rich source of iron
• high in B-vitamins
• strong blood and liver cleanser
• helps alkalize and remove acids in the body
• rids kidney and gallbladder stones
• relieves PMS symptoms
• boosts the immune system
• balances blood sugar levels
• helps fight inflammation and swelling
• improves the digestive system
• promotes healthy skin and soothes eczema
• aids in weight loss


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