Burdock root has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine (the ancient healing system of Indea) to heal skin from rashes, eczema, acne, abscesses and psoriasis. It is on of the nature’s best skin cleanser and blood purifier. It also a part of cancer-fighting Essiac tea formula.
Burdock root is very concentrated in Vitamins B1, B2, B3, C and beauty minerals Iron Manganese, silicon and zinc.
Burdock root is non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory food especially for those who suffer from psoriasis.
It improves digestion, stimulates digestive juices, increase the bile flow, and increase the kidney function.
- You can include burdock root in vegetable juices.
Run all ingredients through a juicer:2 apples
4 ribs of celery
1 burdock rootP.S. Burdock Root is one of the ingredients of the “Sun is shining product”
Sun Is Shining – Green Superfood (raw, organic & wildcrafted ingredients)According to Mrs Grieve from her book ‘A Modern Herbal’
“…the root is principally employed, but the leaves and seeds are equally valuable. Both root and seeds may be taken as a decoction of 1 OZ (28 ml) to 1 1/2 pint (800 ml approx.) of water, boiled down to a pint (570 ml), in doses of a wine-glassful (200 ml), three or four times a day.
The anti-scorbutic (can cure or prevent scurvy) properties of the root make the decoction very useful for boils, scurvy and rheumatic affections, and by many it is considered superior to Sarsaparilla, on account of its mucilaginous, demulcent nature; it has in addition been recommended for external use as a wash for ulcers and scaly skin disorders.
An infusion of the leaves is useful to impart strength and tone to the stomach, for some forms of long-standing indigestion.
When applied externally as a poultice, the leaves are highly resolvent for tumours and gouty swellings, and relieve bruises and inflamed surfaces generally. The bruised leaves have been applied by the peasantry in many countries as cataplasms to the feet and as a remedy for hysterical disorders.
From the seeds, both a medicinal tincture and a fluid extract are prepared, of benefit in chronic skin diseases. Americans use the seeds only, considering them more efficacious and prompt in their action than the other parts of the plant. They are relaxant and demulcent, with a limited amount of tonic property. Their influence upon the skin is due largely to their being of such an oily nature: they affect both the sebaceous and sudoriferous glands, and probably owing to their oily nature restore that smoothness to the skin which is a sign of normal healthy action.
The infusion or decoction of the seeds is employed in dropsical complaints, more especially in cases where there is co-existing derangement of the nervous system, and is considered by many to be a specific for all affections of the kidneys, for which it may with advantage be taken several times a day, before meals.”
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding:
Based on animal studies that show components of burdock to cause uterus stimulation, burdock is sometimes recommended to be avoided during pregnancy.
Due to limited scientific study, burdock cannot be considered safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding .
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