Burdock Root Herb - Herbal Tea


Burdock Root Herb

Burdock Root is native to Europe and Asia and is used as a food source as well as medicinally. Burdock Root is used both internally as well as topically to treat many ailments and is considered to be a safe holistic treatment.

Burdock is a member of the Daisy family and produces a burr that will stick to animal fur and clothing and will cause skin irritation. Burdock grows to be approximately 2 or 3 feet tall and produces a purple flower and deep roots that are eaten as vegetable roots or used medicinally.

It is rumored that the burr from the Burdock plant was the inspiration of Velcro that is used today.

Burdock Root Tea

Burdock Root Tea is made by soaking approximately 1 teaspoon dried and finely crushed Burdock Root in 8 ounces of cold water for 1 – 2 hours and then boiling it for up to an hour and then strain before drinking.

Burdock is one of the ingredients in the original Essiac Tea Recipe/a>.

Burdock Root Uses & Herbal Remedies

Benefits of Burdock Root

Burdock Root tea is used to reduce blood sugar and decrease the amount of insulin needed by diabetics.Burdock Root is used as a diuretic and blood cleanser in the form of tea or when eaten as a food.

Infusions of Burdock Root have been used to help treat eczema and acne as well as other skin ailments.

Burdock Root is being researched as a treatment for certain cancers and has been used historically to treat measles, arthritis and viruses. It is a primary ingredient in Essiac Tea for Cancer

Burdock Root Folklore

Popular lore says that Burdock, gathered in the waning moon can be dried and then cut and made into a necklace to be worn for protection.

Burdock Root Cautions

Caution should be made when using Burdock Root during pregnancy as it can cause uterine contractions and therefore should be avoided in early pregnancy.

Allergic reactions may occur if you are also allergic to anything in the ragweed family.

Burdock is thought to be a safe herb in general.

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