4 Reasons Why You Need Burdock Root In Your Life

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Burdock root has been popular in Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine because of its incredible healing properties. Some cultures have used it to make tinctures, while other cultures have used it for cooking. Burdock has gone by many names, including gobo (the Japanese name), jangli kuth (the Ayurvedic name), and niúbàng (the Chinese name), and it has been known to help with liver cleansing, blood detoxing, hair growth, and reducing acne.

 

Fun Fact: While returning home from a walk with his dog in Switzerland in 1948, George de Mestral noticed that burdock seeds stuck to his pants and his dog’s fur. Something compelled him to analyze the structure of the seeds under a microscope. He copied the design of the seeds and invented Velcro. He became filthy rich.

 

What Is Burdock?

Burdock root belongs to the same family as sunflowers and daisies and the leaves look like giant rhubarb leaves, but it has otherworldly purple flowers on the tops of the stalks. The roots, leaves, and stems are valued in the world of herbal remedies. The root is probably the most frequently used portion of the plant because it is rich in essential fibers. The leaves are typically used to make oil.

 

Helps Digestion:

Burdock is widely known for being a digestive aid because of its high fiber content. The fiber helps to move food through the digestive system and relieve constipation, cramping, and bloating. Burdock also contains inulin, which is a special fiber that can help reduce gut inflammation and rid the body of harmful gut bacteria.

 

Anti-Aging:

The extract of burdock leaves can have powerful anti-aging properties. By applying the extract on the skin, you help to inhibit elastase, which is an enzyme that breaks down elastic fibers. Continued application can help to improve skin elasticity and reduce visible wrinkles.

 

Regulates Blood Pressure

Recent studies have indicated that burdock can help regulate and even lower blood pressure. Because burdock is high in potassium, which helps to eliminate excess sodium in the body, it works to relieve cardiovascular tension by relaxing blood vessels and arteries. This can help reduce your risk of stroke, atherosclerosis, and heart attack.

 

Cleanses The Lymphatic System:

Burdock is a natural diuretic and has cleansing abilities, and it helps to stimulate lymphatic drainage. The best way to aid this process is to drink three or four cups of burdock root tea a day for two consecutive weeks. This can help rid the lymphatic system of any congestion.

 

Sources:

https://www.superfoodly.com/burdock-root-benefits-gobo/

https://juicing-for-health.com/burdock-root

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/burdock.html

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    Q: I am taking more than 20-30 herbal supplements a day and am wondering if it's okay to mix or take all of them at the same time. Here's an example of some I am taking: Burdock, Yellow Dock, Sarsaparilla, Kelp, Licorice Root, Oregon Grape Root, Red Clover, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium, 50 Chlorella tablets 200mg, 10 500mg Spirulina capsules elderberry, echinacea, goldenseal, vitamin e, gotu kola, american ginseng guarana, dong quai, guggulipid, red yeast rice, hoodia, dandelion, cod liver oil, neptune krill oil, acai, psyllium husks, apple pectin, oat bran chromium picolinate, wormwood, damiana, st johns wort, 5-htp and pycnogenol not to mention others. They are mostly in gelatin capsules. I am concerned that too much gelatin is bad for me too!

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    You are overloading your body! Spread those supplements out throughout your day. Take 6 of them at a time every 3 hours or so. This is best for your body!

    For example:
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    Burdock
    Yellow Dock
    Sarsaparilla
    Kelp
    Licorice Root
    Oregon Grape Root
    10 a.m.
    Red Clover
    Zinc
    Copper
    Selenium
    Calcium
    Magnesium


    1 p.m.
    50 Chlorella tablets 200mg
    10 500mg Spirulina capsules
    elderberry
    echinacea
    goldenseal
    vitamin e


    4 p.m.
    gotu kola
    american ginseng
    guarana
    dong quai
    guggulipid
    red yeast rice


    7 p.m.
    dandelion
    cod liver oil
    neptune krill oil
    acai
    psyllium husks
    Before bedtime
    apple pectin
    oat bran
    chromium picolinate
    wormwood
    damiana
    st johns wort
    5-htp
    pycnogenol


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