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Burdock Root, c/s organic

  • Burdock Root, c/s organic
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Burdock Root, c/s organic

Arctium lappa

Origin: USA
Form: Powder
Unit size: 1 ounce
Other names: Cockleburr, Bardana, Beggar's Buttons, Burrseed, Clotbur, Happy Major, Hurrburr, Lappa, Love Leaves, gobo, lappa
Esoteric Uses: Communion with nature - both plants and animals, protection, grounding, love
Esoteric Associations: Venus, Earth
Incense Aroma: Slightly pungent, woody, earthy, similar to Orris at first

Greater burdock was used during the Middle Ages as a vegetable, but now it is rarely used. Plants are cultivated for their slender roots, but immature flower stalks may also be harvested in late spring, before flowers appear. The taste resembles that of artichoke, to which the burdock is related. Burdock is a diuretic, diaphoretic, and a blood purifying agent. Various parts are used to prevent baldness and to treat rheumatoid arthritis, skin infections, acne, boils, bites, eczema, herpes, impetigo, rashes, ringworm, sore throat, sciatica, poison ivy and poison oak, as a tonic, diuretic and mild laxative, to stimulate bile production and to induce sweating. Seeds contain arctigenin which may help memory. Arctiin and its aglucone, arctigenin has shown potent in vitro antiviral activities against influenza A virus. Burdock is one ingredient in Essiac. The seeds have shown some anticancer activity in vitro.

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