BURDOCK (Arctium lappa) aka - Turkey Burrseed, Hurr-bur
Burdock has the historical reputation of being an “alterative,” meaning herbalists have considered it as a good source of nutrients to help build the body. It is a mineral-rich, hormone that can help in balancing all systems of the body. Burdock is an herb to use during pregnancy. It helps prevent water retention and jaundice in the baby. It is an excellent blood purifier and cleanser and eliminates long-term impurities from the blood. Burdock can reduce swelling around the joints by promoting kidney function, thus increasing the flow of urine. It has been used extensively for cancer cases, as it is an alterative. Burdock works on the pituitary gland helping it to release protein in proper amounts, thus maintaining hormonal balance. It is a good source of iron, making it an excellent choice for treating iron deficiencies. It is beneficial for skin disorders, kidney problems, arthritis, and gout.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Burdock can provide relief for: • Arthritis • Blood Issues • Bruises/Edema • Cancer • Hemorrhoids • Kidney Problems • Liver Problems • Psoriasis/Skin Issues • Acne • Sciatica • Tumors (Gland, Spleen)