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Benefits of Burdock Plants | Farmer's Tips

The characteristics of this plant, among others, can reach 3-4 meters in height. It has purple flowers that bloom between June and October. Burdock leaves are wavy, heart-shaped green on top and white on the bottom. While the roots used in medicine are brownish-green, or almost black.


The main ingredients include carbohydrates, essential oils, sterols, tannins and fatty oils.

Burdock has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. In traditional medicine it is used as a blood purifier – to remove the bloodstream of toxins, as a diuretic (helps rid the body of excess water by increasing urine output), and as a topical remedy for skin problems such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.

Whereas in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Burdock is often used with other herbs to treat sore throat and colds. In addition, burdock root extract is found in various herbal medicines as well as homeopathic remedies. Recent studies have shown that Burdock has prebiotic properties that can promote health.

Despite the fact that burdock has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, there are actually very few scientific studies that have examined the effects of burdock.

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