Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)

Native to North Asia and Europe, Burdock root has been used as a part of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries both as a diuretic and digestive aid. More recent research show that Burdock root is packed full of antioxidants and protect cells in the bodies from damage due to free radicals. Further, it has the ability to remove toxins from the blood and act as purifier to the system, which may assist in the fight against bacteria and infections. It should also be noted that as a natural diuretic, the burdock root can increase dehydration. Pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant should take caution and consult their medical practitioner before consuming burdock root.