Niu Bang Gen

Shop Available Niu Bang Gen 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
Niu Bang Gen Dosage: Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Niu Bang Gen Precautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use if on blood thinner medication.

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Niu Bang Gen Benefits & Information

Niu Bang Gen is the dried root of the burdock tree.  Originally from Northern Asia and Europe, burdock root is commonly eaten as a root vegetable in China and Japan.  Niu Bang Gen has a long history of medicinal uses for a variety of health concerns.  Niu Bang Gen 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 Niu Bang Gen have been found to have a natural detoxifying effect on the blood.  Research has shown that the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds in Niu Bang Gen may aid with skin concerns.  One interesting study found it may even have an aphrodisiac effect.

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

Cut Niu Bang Gen can be used to make a teadecoction, or tincture.  Use Niu Bang Gen powder to make fresh filler-free Niu Bang Gen capsules.
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Niu Bang Gen Herb Category:  Herbs that release the exterior.
Niu Bang Gen Properties:
 Bitter, Cold, Slightly Sweet

Niu Bang Gen Channels / Meridians: Lung, Stomach
Niu Bang Gen 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 Niu Bang Gen

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/

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