Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)
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ALSO KNOWN AS: Great burdock, Gobo, Goboshi
PLANT FAMILY: Aster family
PART(S) USED: Root
OVERVIEW: Traditionally used in Indigenous and traditional Chinese medicines for its cleansing and skin smoothing properties. A popular vegetable in Japan, the entire plant is said to be edible. The plant 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.
PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
- 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.
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