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Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)

SKU: BUR00025

All of our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Great burdock, Gobo, Goboshi  

PLANT FAMILY:Aster family 


OVERVIEW: Traditionally used in Indigenous and traditional Chinese medicines for its cleansing and skin smoothing properties. popular vegetable in Japan, the entire plant is said to be edible. Thplant can grow to a height of 9 feet, and its aromatic "carrot-like" taproot can grow to 3 feet deep.  

TRADITIONAL USES: Traditionally used for skin conditions. It is said to promote the flow of bile and increase circulation to the skin. Traditional uses also include as a diuretic, to induce sweating, as an alterative to remove the build up of waste in the kidneys, skin, and mucus membranes, and to reduce pain associated with rheumatism. 

STORAGE: Keep dry. Store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard away from light. 


  • Use at your own risk.  
  • For occasional use only. Do not use if you are pregnant or are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisy family 
  • Always consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have an existing medical condition, have allergies, or are on any medications.  

WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.