Burdock Root --Use in herbal tea and sachets fresh Seal bag
PDR benefits include: Digestive Aid, Blood Purifier
Earth Properties include: Protection, Healing

Burdock Root 2 oz $3.00
2 oz dried root certified organic

Cathy's Herbs and Botanicals
281 Ninth Street South Naples Fl 34102

Burdock
(Arctium lappa)
Burdock is a nourishing herb that has been used for thousands of
years to aid in the healing of everything from acne to cancer. It is commonly
referred to as an alterative, which is loosely defined as
altering the body towards health.
Burdock root is so effective because it is a
super food that is jammed-packed with essential
nutrients. It is high in chromium, magnesium, and
inulin – all of which help to regulate blood sugar.
Herbalists commonly use burdock for those with
diabetes, syndrome X, insulin resistance, and other blood
sugar disorders. Burdock is also high in iron and helps to
strengthen the liver and kidneys, making it the first plant
many herbalists reach for when treating hot skin eruptions such
as psoriasis, eczema, herpes, acne, and boils. It’s also
commonly paired with red clover as a duo that has been used for thousands
of years to slow or eradicate tumors.
You may be familiar with burdock and the large burrs that this plant
produces in the fall. These are said to be the original inspiration for Velcro
and they make great emergency buttons. Burdock is a biennial plant,
meaning it takes two years to complete its life cycle. The root is typically
harvested for medicine in the fall of the first year. You can identify a burdock
plant in its first year by the large leaves and absence of flower stalks and the
burrs. The root grows deep into the earth and prefers hard rocky soils, which
can make it a challenge to dig up. Howe ver, the effort put into gathering this
tenacious plant is well worth it.
I use burdock root in stir-fries, soups, and even chai teas. Because of
its high inulin content you want to limit the amount of fresh burdock you eat
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