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History and background
Part of the same family as the humble daisy, burdock can be found across North Asia, Europe and the US. Despite often being considered a weed, burdock has plenty to offer both humans and animals. It’s distinguished by heart-shaped leaves and purple flowers, which appear between June and October.
Interestingly, the plant uses a hook system in order to disperse its seeds, which acted as the inspiration for Velcro. The Swiss inventor George de Mestral became curious about the seeds of the burdock plant that had attached themselves to his clothes and to the dog’s fur, leading to the development of the man-made version we’re familiar with today.
How to use burdock root
Burdock root is used therapeutically as a depurative, diuretic, digestive stimulant and for dermatologic conditions. Often used in combination with other herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), burdock root has historically been used to treat everything from sore throats to colds and digestive problems.
Rich in antioxidants, burdock is thought to offer a number of health benefits to this day, although scientific research remains thin on the ground. Some studies suggest that burdock has a ‘prebiotic’ effect, making it easier for the body to ward off illnesses and infections.
Applied topically, burdock can be used to treat skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema and burns.Contact Us
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our cut burdock root is commonly used as an equine or animal dietary supplement to disperse the build-up of toxins.
Burdock can be eaten raw or cooked and consumed whole, but many prefer to make burdock root tea instead. Alternatively, the root can be used to create an oil or powder, which are often sold commercially as burdock root supplements.