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Getting to Know: Burdock Root

At one glance, one may wonder what in the world is this? Burdock root also known as niúbàng (牛蒡) in Chinese is a vegetable that originated in Asia and Europe. It has been used in holistic medicine for decades to combat a variety of conditions.

Burdock is also considered one of the most powerful and reliable blood tonics of herbalism. Traditional Chinese practitioners often talk about detoxifying the body or purifying the blood, and practitioners of traditional medicine say burdock may purify the blood. This belief in burdock's purification benefits could be due to its ability to fight some infections and bacteria. In general, burdock will move the body into a state of integration and health.

There are different forms of burdock roots available ranging from, burdock tea, fresh burdock root, dried root powder and burdock oil. You can find burdock root in our Deep Cleanse blend that also contains red dates, rose, peach flower, apple flower which could vastly improve skin and hair, PMS and helps in maintaining weight.

Burdock is a wonder root that could not only aid gut health but it could also improve organ health and the health of the whole body. We would suggest drinking one cup daily alongside a healthy diet if you want  to experience the benefits. Lastly we would also advice women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to consult their doctors before taking burdock root.