Simple Herbal Extracts | Burdock Root


Burdock Root

Botanical Name

Arctium lappa

Part Used



None *

Traditional Information*

A mild alterative gently increasing lymphatic, kidney and liver function. Burdock is indicated for chronic lymphatic swellings, cystic breast disease,  chronic skin diseases with inflammation and it is an antimutagen with a long history of use in “cancer formulas”. Burdock root is a rich source of inulin which contains FOS (fructo-oligerosaccharides) that normalize bowel flora.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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