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Burdock root, powder – Dried Herb (bulk) (Arctium lappa)


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Burdock root (Arctium lappa), Common names -Niu Bang Zi, Go Bo, Gobo

Description: Burdock, also known as Beggar’s buttons, was believed to be sacred to the “heavenly bear”, Thor, by the early Celts and Germanic peoples and part of its Latin name, Arctium, is Greek forbear.

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: May be used up to 3 times per day. Use 1/2 tsp per cup, simmer gently for 10 mins. Strain and drink.

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.

Caution, Burdock should not be used in pregnancy or breastfeeding.


This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat or cure any disease or illness. Please contact your Health Care Provider for any information you may need on your current health status.


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