Burdock root comes from burdock, scientifically known as Arctium lappa – a variety of weeds that are related to sunflowers and part of the daisy family. Burdock has large heart-shaped leaves and produces purple flowers in the spring and autumn. It is native to Europe and Asia but now also widely grows in North America. It has a long history of edible and medicinal use by native people but has particularly been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. In traditional medicine, it is the dark roots — not the plant itself — that offer health benefits. Burdock root 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
• assists with 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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Successful studies for more information regarding Burdock Root
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http://europepmc.org/article/med/27974734
https://file.scirp.org/pdf/FNS_2014082715002450.pdf
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11746-998-0248-8?LI=true
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1756-185X.12477
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19375261/