Burdock Root C/S

Burdock Root C/S


1 oz

LATIN NAME: Arctium Lappa
COMMON NAMES: Wild Burdock, gobo, burr, beggar’s buttons
FAMILY: Asteraceae
PARTS USED: Leaves, seeds, roots
ORIGIN: United States

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Boasting many blood purifying and cleansing properties, Burdock Root has been used to help neutralize and eliminate toxins in the system. The tea makes a good wash for acne, burns, and sores. It also contains significant amounts of chromium, copper, iron, and magnesium. It is a member of the Asteraceae family with its purple, thistle-like flowers, the entire Burdock plant is commonly used in a variety of ways for its medicinal and nutritional value.

Burdock Uses

  • Treat skin conditions
  • Boost immune system
  • Treat digestive problems
  • As a source of vitamins and minerals
  • Treat cancer
  • Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
  • Fight tumors
  • As a blood purifier
  • Treat diabetes
  • Treat hypoglycemia
  • Treat kidney stones
  • Treat rheumatism and gout
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Source of fiber
  • Treat acne
  • Increase perspiration
  • Treat arthritis
  • Remove toxins
  • Reduce swelling of joints
  • Mild laxative
  • Mild diuretic
  • Treat eczema and psoriasis
  • As an aphrodisiac
  • Reduce cell mutation
  • Remove excess water weight
  • Treat boils and sores
  • Treat gonorrhea and syphilis


Tea:  Steep cleaned Burdock root in about 3 cups of water, drink 2 to 3 cups a day.

Capsule:  Follow directions on package.

Tincture:  Make tincture using Burdock root. Take 30 to 60 drops, once daily. Typically, burdock is combined in tincture form with other herbs. The tincture may also be applied to a cloth and wrapped around affected skin area or wound.

Decoction: Burdock root must be boiled slowly for 1 to 2 hours in a pot of 4 cups of water. The liquid should decrease by half.


Burdock is a strong detoxifier and could aggravate some skin conditions before the healing process begins. This herb may interfere with some prescription drugs, such as those for treating blood sugar conditions or diabetes. 

General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.


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