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      Benefits of Burdock Root  - Arctium Lappa

      Burdock root information

      Burdock is used by herbal practitioners as a blood, liver and lymphatic cleanser.

      Burdock has traditionally been used as a natural remedy for:



      Chronic skin conditions



      Aids digestion and appetite


      Do not use if experiencing diarrhoea

      Due to its hypoglycaemic effects, diabetes sufferers should monitor their blood sugar levels closely

      Active compounds

      Up to 50% inulin, essential oils, flavonoids

      What herbal practitioners say about Burdock

      Burdock is a good liver, blood and lymphatic cleanser and is very useful in the treatment of skin conditions, especially dry and scaly ones, as well as having beneficial effects on arthritis, rheumatism and gout.  It is a good detoxifier, eliminating toxins from the body.  It is very high in iron so strengthens the blood.  It stimulates digestion and can be used in the treatment of anorexia nervosa.  Burdock also has a hypoglycaemic action and may be helpful in the treatment of blood sugar levels for example in Type II diabetes.  Burdock combines well with Red Clover and Cleavers in the treatment of skin conditions.


      Tincture dose

      Adult dose 0.5 – 2mls 3 x a day of a 1:3 tincture

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