Burdock Root

Burdock root has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine as a blood cleanser and remedy for various skin maladies and common illnesses such as cold, measles, throat pain, and tonsillitis.

Burdock root grows all over the world as a common weed and is easy to cultivate in a garden. It can be eaten raw, like a carrot. It is now commonly sold in health food stores. Choose burdock that is crispy, rather than rubbery. Burdock root is often found as an ingredient in teas.

Serving size: 1 cup chopped
Region: Throughout the world

Health Benefits

Blood Nature's best blood purifier.
Colon A source of probiotics and beneficial intestinal bacteria.
Digestion - General Stimulates digestive juices and bile flow.
Kidneys Improves kidney function.
Sexual Function Believed to be an aphrodisiac by the Chinese.
Skin Alleviates rashes, acne, abscesses, eczema, psoriasis, and skin infections. Is an anti-inflammatory.


Calcium 48.4 mg 4% Has an equal balance between phosphorous and calcium, giving it a neutral pH.
Manganese 0.3 mg 10%
Potassium 363 mg 10%
Silicon N/A N/A
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg 17%
Zinc 0.4 mg 3%