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Burdock Root (THE SUPER ROOT) Benefits of Burdock root

Native to Northern Asia, America's and Europe. Burdock root is a vegetable that has been used in holistic medicine for centuries. Burdock root is a classic staple in Chinese and Japanese dishes and besides being used in culinary dishes. Burdock root has many uses and benefits. Burdock root is a long brown root that has an earthy-sweet flavor. Burdock Plant can be mistaken for a night shade plant called belladonna, which is very poisonous. So, one should be careful to know the difference.

Burdock plants have very long roots that are beige in color and flower that bloom purple. Research has shown that Burdock Root has many benefits for wellness. The root of the Burdock plant is the basis for many health benefits, not so much the purple flower of the plant itself. This "Super Root" contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, Phosphorus, iron and copper. It also contains vitamin C, B6 and folate. Has fatty oils, tannins, carbohydrates, and plant sterols.

There are many benefits to taking burdock root as a tea, tincture and or topically. Studies have shown that Burdock root may assist in fighting cancer, diabetes, blood detoxification, Kidney stones, Gall stones, gut health, and may aid with maintaining healthy skin.

Below are some examples of how Burdock root may be beneficial to you.

  1. Antioxidant properties - luteolin & arctigenin are the compounds that are found in this plants that help fight off free radicals from the body, may act as an anti-aging component for our skin.

  2. Anti-bacterial properties- helps to treat and fight off infections.

  3. Aids in purifying blood, cleansing digestion system, and lymphatic system.

  4. Diuretic properties-helps rid the body of excess fluid and inflammation.

  5. Anti-inflammatory properties- may help with arthritis and other joint inflammation.

  6. Assist in PMS symptoms

  7. Improves hair health by supporting blood circulation, enriching hair follicles with fatty acids to the scalp for root simulation.

  8. May boost metabolism to help with weight loss.

  9. May enhance sexual function "aphrodisiac".

  10. Used in Yoni Steam blends for womb health.

Possible side effects and contraindications when consuming Burdock Root. Burdock root is generally safe for the average person to use but may counteract or interact with medications and medical conditions.

If you're diabetic and on diabetes medication, Burdock root may cause a drop in blood sugar and cause hypoglycemic reactions. It is not suggested to take Burdock root if you are taking diuretics, Burdock has been used as a diuretic and along with medications, it can cause dehydration. If you are allergic to Ragweed, Chrysanthemums, and Daisies, you may not want to take Burdock Root. Lastly if you are PREGNANT DO NOT take Burdock Root, Burdock has been shown to stimulate the uterus. It is best to check with your health care professional before taking Burdock root.


We found a delicious recipe using Burdock Root

by Sudia Chi on

Pinterest and it looks and taste amazing.

Culinary Idea's using Burdock Root!


  • 1 burdock root (approx 200g)

  • 1 large carrot (100g)

  • 1 dry chili pepper (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon powder

  • 1 tbsp tsuyu sauce

  • 1 tbsp sake

  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp mirin

  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds

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