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    Burdock Root

    Burdock Root

     (Bardanae Radix)


    Burdock is native to Europe, mainly the Mediterranean region, and North Asia. It is now widespread throughout Americas where it grows as a weed. In Japan and in parts of Europe it is cultivated as a vegetable. The herb has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial effects.

    Burdock’s active ingredients are calcium, essential oil, flavonoids, iron, inulin, lactone, mucilage, potassium and chlorogenic acid.

    Properties: Mild diuretic, depurative, bitter, diaphoretic, antirheumatic, antibiotic, orexigenic, relaxant, demulcent and tonic.

    Burdock is a traditional medical herb that is used for many ailments.

    Burdock can help treat ringworm, urinary tract infection, reduced blood sugar and benefits both pancreas and liver. Improves digestion and acts as first-aid for acne, chronic rashes, reduces swelling and joints pain caused mainly by rheumatism.

    Chemical found in Burdock, called arctigenin, does in fact slow tumor growth. Two popular natural remedies for cancer, Essiac and Hoxey, both include Burdock root extract.

    Burdock Root Oil effectively improves the quality of hair, reduces dandruff, itching, redness and reverses hair thinning.  Oil is used to promote healthy hair, to help relieve scalp irritation and to improve scalp conditions and decrease hair loss. It can be also used as a remedy to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, nourishing and strengthening hair follicles.

    Tea preparation: Soak 1-2 tsp of tea in cup of cold water for 10-15 min or gently simmer for at least 15 min. strain and drink 1-2 cups per day.nn1

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