Burdock Root

Scientific Name: Arctium lappa

Burdock Root Information

Burdock roo is traditionally used to treat respiratory disorders, abscesses, joint pain, urinary problems and to overcome serious health challenges by stimulating cellular regeneration, detoxification and cleansing. The German Pharmacopoeia lists this herbal drug for treating gastrointestinal complaints, as well as joint and bone conditions. Up to seventy-five percent of the root is made up of complex carbohydrates known as fructo-oligo-saccharides (FOS), including 27-45% inulin. Intake of FOS significantly increases beneficial bifidobacteria within the gastrointestinal tract and eliminates bacterial pathogens. This ultimately stimulates the immune system and effectively suppresses abnormal cell growth. The high levels of FOS in burdock root and its water extract also help to keep blood sugar levels constant and reduce hyperglycemia. Burdock root and its tea also contain at least five powerful flavonoid-type antioxidants that are more powerful antioxidants than vitamin C. As a mildly bitter-tasting herb, it increases saliva and bile secretion, which aids digestion and cleanses the liver. These qualities of burdock root support proper hormone balances within the body and this may explain its traditional use for treating acne, eczema, endometriosis, fibroids and psoriasis..

Burdock Root Benefits

  • Used in the treatment of acne and allergies
  • Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • Promotes bone and joint health- Bone and Joint Health
  • Helps in cellular regeneration
  • Useful in cleansing and treatment of Crohn's disease
  • Aids in alleviating distress related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Aids in detoxification and treating digestive disorders
  • Acts as a diuretic
  • Helps with diverticulitis, eczema, and endometriosis
  • Useful for fibroids and fibromyalgia
  • Useful in the treatment of Hepatitis

Burdock Root Nutrient Content

Inulin, mucilage, essential oil, antibacterial polyacetylenes, bitter substances (i.e. lactones); polyphenols including caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid and other powerful flavonoid-type antioxidants; sitosterol and stigmasterol.

Burdock Root Notes

No known contraindications or side effects. Usually consumed as tea. It is listed as a GRAS food (generally recognized as safe) in the U.S. and Canada.

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