Traditionally used as a blood purifier, burdock is one of the best detox herbs, great for cleaning waste out of the body and skin disorders. Burdock is one of the foremost detoxifying herbs in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine. Burdock enhances the performance of many of the organs which purify the body and eliminate toxins or waste (like the kidneys, liver, colon, etc). This enhances overall health and helps correct disorders. The dried root of one year old plants is the official herb, but the leaves and fruits can also be used. It is used to treat conditions caused by an overload of toxins, such as throat and other infections, boils, rashes and other skin problems.The root is thought to be particularly good at helping to eliminate heavy metals from the body. The plant is antibacterial, antifungal, carminative. It has soothing, mucilaginous properties and is said to be one of the most certain cures for many types of skin diseases, burns, bruises etc. It can be used to support the treatment of herpes, eczema, acne, impetigo, ringworm, boils, bites etc.
Contents: Burdock Root (Arctium Lappa)
Preparation: 1-2 tsp per cup, simmer 15 minutes. Drink 3 times daily. The plant can be taken internally as an infusion, or used externally as a wash.
Other Names: Arctium Lappa
Grown in: China
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging
Plant Parts: Root
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
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