Helps to support digestion and improves appetite by stimulating the secretion of bile. Also helps to detoxify and normalize metabolic function. Burdock is known as a "blood purifier" which can help to calm skin conditions as well as gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
The arctigenin, extracted from the seed (fruit) of the burdock plant is shown to provide neuroprotective activity, which could be useful as a potential therapeutic agent for Parkinson's disease. Studies also show, the fruit extract regenerates dermal structures thus, providing an effective treatment option for mature/aging skin.
Bitter - Stimulates the release of digestive secretions. Bitters are used to promote the digestion of food and assimilation of nutrients.
Lymphatic - Improves the flow of lymph through the body.
Anti-Inflammatory - An herb to reduce inflammation.
Alternative - An herb that works on a general level to tone the systems of the body involved in nutrient assimilation and waste removal.
Diuretic - Increases the production of urine
Hepatic - An herb that stimulates the function of the liver and increase the secretion of bile.
Hypoglycemic - An herb that decreased blood sugar
Antioxidant - An herb that inhibits oxidation following free radical damage of important chemicals, enzymes, membranes, cells and tissues in the body
Ways To Use
Decoction, Tincture or as Food
Tincture: 2 - 4 mL of a 1:5 in 40%, three times a day.
Encapsulate 1/2 teaspoon
No known precautions