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Frontier Natural Products Cut & Sifted Burdock Root 16 oz (453 g)

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Burdock root is a popular folk remedy, and the fresh root is also a tasty vegetable. It is a superior tonic herb and alterative herb. Burdock has a special affinity for the skin and is used in all types of skin preparations. It also makes a pleasant tasting tea.

Burdock is a wide-ranging plant, native or naturalized across North America, Europe and Asia. Usually a biennial, it consists of a rosette of leaves the first year, becoming tall and stately when it is in full bloom in the second year. It can grow up to ten feet tall and three feet wide. It's large, broad leaves, which resemble rhubarb leaves, are bright green with the undersides covered with white, wooly hairs. The flowers are purple and thistle-like in appearance. The burr-like fruits stick to clothing and animal fur and can be painful to remove. Burdock has a long, slender taproot that can grow up to three feet deep. It is commonly found in waste areas and is often considered an annoying weed because of its large size, clinging burs and persistent growth.

The taproot is the part used as the herb. It should be harvested in the fall of the first year, since inulin levels will be highest then. In the spring, the root is more depleted of its energy — and once the roots start to grow, they are considered too weak to be useful.

Inulin is the most abundant constituent of burdock, being present at up to 45% in the root. Other constituents include mucilage, a tiny bit of essential oil, tannins and a number of plant acids.

Burdock roots have a brown bark and a light tan or ivory interior. If the fresh root is damaged or cut, the part exposed to air turns dark — so good color is an indication of proper handling and drying of the fresh roots.

Burdock root powder is tan in color with a faint aroma and a slightly sweet and bitter, mucilaginous taste.

Burdock is grown as a vegetable, primarily in Japan, where it is called gobo. The young roots are harvested before they become fibrous, are peeled to reveal the creamy interior, and then eaten raw, like carrots, as well as in soups and stir-fries. Gobo has a crunchy, somewhat sweet and starchy flavor, and when eaten as a vegetable it is a source of dietary potassium and magnesium. Burdock, like its relatives salsify and chicory, does not contain starch, but rather inulin, a non-starch alternative for energy storage for these roots.

Burdock roots are considered purifying, cleansing, cooling and tonifying to the body. They have a special affinity for the skin and are used both internally and externally for improving skin health. Burdock is often combined with yellowdock root, cleavers or red clover to make a tea or skin wash.

Brand Frontier Natural Products
Weight 1.05 lbs
Count 16 oz (453 g)
Serving 1 tsp
Servings About 172
SanaCause Points 20
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 tsp
Servings Per Container: About 172
Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Total Carbohydrates 2 g <1%*
Dietary Fiber 2 g 0%
Burdock, cut (root) 2.6 g **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.

The Botanical Safety Handbook* classifies burdock root as:

Class:1 herbs which can be safely consumed when used appropriately.

*Michael McGuffin, ed., American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook, (New York: CRC Press, 1997)

Non-irradiated

To use as a tea, pour one cup of boiling water over one teaspoon of burdock root. Cover and let steep for 3 to 5 minutes. To make a decoction, add one teaspoon of burdock root to one cup of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. The flavor of the tea is considered pleasant and more palatable than other herbs with similar uses and therefore often the herb of choice for teens, children and picky adults.



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