Burdock Root - Arctium lappa
(Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown)
Description: Burdock is a biennial plant, belonging to the Compositae (Asteraceae) family. It is a stout plant with large, wavy leaves and round heads of purple flowers. The root of the plant is very fiberous, resulting in soft, stringy, cotton-like material when cut. The innermost part of the root that contains the same constituents as the woodier outer pieces. The root becomes very soft with chewing and is sweet to the taste, with a sticky texture. Burdock Root is used in a variety of herbal preparations.
Origin: United States
Other Names: Burr Seed, Cocklebur,Great Burdock, Turkey Burrseed
Part Used: Dried root
Culinary Uses: Burdock Root is used in soups as well as with vegetables and meats. To make a tea, add 1 teaspoon of dried Burdock root to 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3-5 minutes.
Medicinal Uses: Burdock has been used as a natural blood purifier and detoxifier. It helps the body maintain healthy skin and is used to treat skin diseases, boils, fevers, and inflammations. It is used to nourish the urinary and respiratory systems.
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