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Burdock, Burdock Seeds, Burdock Root Remedies

Other Names: Burdock Root, Lappa, Lappa Major, Greater Burdock, Edible Burdock, Sticky Bobs, Turkey Burrseed, Hardock, Beggar's Button, Fox's Clote, Thorny Burr, Cockle Buttons, Love Leaves, Personata - Lovebird, Happy Major, Clot-Bur, Arctium Lappa
Traditional Uses: Food, Dog Bites, Snakebite, Constipation, Burns, Reduces Fluid Retention, Bladder Pain, Blood Tonic, Blood Purifier, Arthritis, Gout, Rheumatism, Boils, Styes, Seborrhea, Cystitis, Anemia, Anorexia Nervosa, Skin diseases - especially psoriasis, Acne, Eczema, Measles, Scurvy, Indigestion, Stomach Ache, Scalp Treatment to improve Hair Growth, Combat Hairloss, Venereal diseases.
Resources: England, Europe, North America, Chinese believe it has aphrodisiac properties.
Parts Used: Stems, Roots, Seeds
Herbal Research: Burdock
Note: Burdock Burrs were the inpiration for Velcro.

Burdock - Herbal remedy for Back Pain: Burdock soothes pain. Take 1-3 capsules or 10-25 drops of extract in a cup liquid daily. Liquid can be a glass of water or any juice.

Burdock - Herbal remedy for Zits:  Burdock is an antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and digestive stimulant that has been used to help treat chronic skin eruptions, including acne. It may be used to treat eczema, psoriasis, hives, boils and sebaceous cysts. Boil one quart of water. Reduce heat. Add four tablespoon of dried burdock. Cover and let it simmer for seven minutes. Remove from heat and let it rest for two hours before washing skin as often as possible.

Burdock Seed - Herbal remedy for Styes: Drink a strong cup of burdock-seed tea every morning and take 1 tablespoon before each meal and 1 tablespoon at bedtime.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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