Burdock Root

Shop Available Burdock Root Forms and Sizes of Bulk Herbs Below 

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Common Name:
  Burdock Root, Gobo, Great Burdock Root, Cocklebur, Beggar's Buttons, Edible Burdock, Fox's Clote, Great Bur, Gob A Shi, Jungali Kuth
Botanical Name:  Arctium lappa
Chinese / Pin Yin Name: Niu bang gen, Niu Bang Ye
Burdock Root Dosage: Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Burdock Root Precautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use if on blood thinner medication.

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Burdock Root Benefits & Information

Originally from Northern Asia and Europe, burdock root is commonly eaten as a root vegetable in China and Japan.  Burdock root has a long history of medicinal uses for a variety of health concerns.  Burdock root contains a dietary fiber called, inulin that benefits healthy digestion and is rich in the antioxidants phenolic acids, quercetins, and luteolin.  These powerful antioxidants help to protect the body’s cells from free radicals which may cause a variety of health issues.  The active compounds in burdock root have been found to have a natural detoxifying effect on the blood.  Research has shown that the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds in burdock root may aid with skin concerns.  One interesting study found it may even have an aphrodisiac effect.

Burdock root is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb used to expel wind and resolve swelling.  Burdock root promotes the normal elimination of fluids, supports normal bowel movement, benefits the lymphatic system, supports digestion, and benefits urinary tract health. 

Cut burdock root can be used to make a tea, decoction, or tincture.  Use burdock root powder to make fresh filler-free burdock root capsules.
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Burdock Root Properties: Bitter, Cold, Slightly Sweet
Burdock Root Channels / Meridians: Lung, Stomach
Burdock Root Naturally Occurring Components:  The polyacetylenes in burdock inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi.  Burdock contains copper, iron, manganese, sulfur, biotin, zinc, iron, amino acids, mucilage, and vitamins B1, B6, B12, and E.

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Herbs That Combine With Burdock Root

Balloon Flower     Astragalus     Dong Quai     Kudzu     Licorice     Milk Thistle     Schizonepeta

References: 
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/burdock   
http://alternativehealing.org/niu_bang_gen.htm   
https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Burdock-Root-Cid2155  
https://www.healthline.com/health/burdock-root 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctium
https://draxe.com/nutrition/burdock-root/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25350500/