Well known as a diuretic herb, Burdock root is extremely nutritious, too. A bitter, it stimulates digestion. Food for the liver, it helps with many skin conditions, including psoriasis. It supports the liver in its work to clear the body of many environmental toxins as well as alcohol. Burdock root has a very grounding energy.
Burdock has been an important botanical in Western folk herbalism and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, primarily valued for its cleansing and skin smoothing properties. The entire plant is edible and is a popular vegetable in Asia, particularly in Japan. More recently, burdock has been an ingredient in hair tonics and in cosmetics for mature skin.
Burdock is considered by many herbalists to be the best known medicinal for skin conditions (Hoffman, Moore). This herb is highly effective, gentle, and multipurpose. It promotes the flow of bile and also increases circulation to the skin. Further, it is a mild diuretic and lymphatic. Burdock is used widely as an alterative and blood purifier. The leaves can be made into a fresh poultice to soothe poison oak and poison ivy and a leaf decoction makes a therapeutic wash for the skin.
Flavor: acrid bitter cold, sweet
Dried root as a cold infusion, decoction, or tincture.
Our burdock root powder is milled from organic roots cultivated in the Pacific Northwest. Arctium lappa has a long history of use in both western and eastern traditions of herbalism. Burdock powder is often used in cosmetic formulations, encapsulated, or tinctured.
2 oz chopped, dried root OR powdered root