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Burdock, also known as Beggar’s Buttons, Thorny Burr, Happy Major, Niu Bang Zi, Go Bo and Gobo, was believed to be sacred to the “heavenly bear”, Thor, by the early Celts and Germanic peoples. Part of its Latin name, Arctium, is Greek for bear.
Burdock is considered energetically cold and having a slippery consistency that soothes mucus membranes. An important botanical in Western folk herbalism and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, Burdock is primarily valued for its cleansing and skin smoothing properties.
Burdock has an ancient and respected reputation as a nutritive liver tonic that helps to clean and build the blood, while its diuretic action helps in the elimination of waste materials. Taken internally, this root promotes cleansing.
Burdock is one of the most powerful and reliable blood tonics of herbalism. It may help to lower blood sugar and aid in skin disorders.
How to use:
1 teaspoon of Burdock Root to one cup of boiling water. Simmer for 15 minutes, strain and drink up to three cups a day.
For liver support combine Burdock with Dandelion Root or Milk Thistle.
For kidney support, combine with Nettle leaf or Hydrangea
For lymphatic support combine with Cleavers or Red Clover.
Cautions & contraindications:
Burdock should not be used during pregnancy or if breastfeeding.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.