Botanical Name: Arctium lappa
Components: A biennial weed that can grow up to 8 feet tall, burdock is native to Europe and is now found in many places throughout North America. It has large leaves and purplish flowers. The entire plant is edible and is a common vegetable in Japan.
Overview: Once thought to contain magical powers, this highly effective herb boasts multiple therapeutic uses and medicinal properties. Burdock provides significant amounts of chromium, copper, magnesium, and iron. It is commonly used to treat skin conditions such as acne, eczema, burns, and rashes. It has powerful cleansing properties known to purify the blood and eliminate toxins from the body.
Uses: Burdock roots and leaves can be cooked as vegetables. The dried root can be used in teas, tinctures, and may be encapsulated in powdered form.