Burdock Cut Leaves

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Latin Name : Arctium Lappa

Origin Country: Bulgaria

Arctium lappa, commonly known as burdock, is a biennial plant native to Europe and Asia, but it has become naturalized in various parts of North America. Burdock has been used traditionally in herbal medicine, and its roots, seeds, and leaves are all utilized for culinary purposes. In culinary applications, young burdock leaves are sometimes consumed as a vegetable in certain Asian cuisines. The taste is sweetly pungent and agreeable.

  • Burdock has been used in many folk remedies as one of the best blood purifiers. It contains certain diuretic principles, which help expel toxic products from the blood through urine.
  • The herb is employed in the treatment of skin problems such as eczema (dermatitis), psoriasis, skin dryness, etc. The plant parts have been used as an herbal remedy for liver and gall bladder complaints.
  • Effusion of burdock seeds has been used for throat and chest ailments.
  • Burdock leaves and stems, in addition to their use as a vegetable, have appetite stimulant and are a good remedy for gas and indigestion (dyspeptic) complaints.
Burdock leaves can be eaten in salads or cooked as a leafy green vegetable. They have a slightly bitter taste, similar to arugula or kale. You can also use them in soups, stews, stir-fries, or as a wrap for steaming fish or other ingredients. To make burdock leaf tea, simply steep dried burdock leaves in hot water for 10-15 minutes, then strain and enjoy.
Burdock is likely safe for most people when used in medicinal amounts short – term. Burdock may cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to certain flowers and herbs. When applied to the skin, it can cause a rash. In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using any herb especially if you’re taking other medications or have health problems.

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