Burdock

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Burdock (Arctum lappa) is extracted from the root of the plant and used to treat gut complaints.  The leaves or roots can be used for skin infections, wounds, eczema and psoriasis.  The young leaves can be eaten as salad.   Burdock root and leaves may have diuretic and blood sugar lowering effects.  They are also antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.

 

Burdock root for skin. The best known use of burdock is as an ‘alterative’, this means it may help the body in purifying blood. This makes it helpful in clearing skin conditions. Skin conditions that may respond to this herb include eczema, psoriasis, urticaria, acne and boils.  Alterative herbs act also through the lymphatic system.  Arthritis and gout may also be relieved with burdock supplements.  

 

Burdock root extract can be found in detox, liver and skin clearing supplements.  It is one of four herbs that makes up Essiac tea, along with Sheep Sorrel, Slippery Elm and Rhubarb, this combination is considered immune stimulating and antioxidant.

 

Dosage rage is 6-18gm of the dry herb per day.    Using it as a tea will help promote the diuretic action of this herb.

 

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