Burdock root - Articium
Burdock has the
historical reputation of being an "alterative," meaning herbalists have
considered it as a good source of nutrients to help build the body. Our great-grandparents
called plants like Dandelion and Burdock "blood purifiers." Menomine* and Micmac
Indians used Burdock for skin sores, while the
Cherokees used it for a broader base of
is an herb to use during pregnancy. It is a mineral rich, regulator which can help in
balancing all systems. It helps prevent water retention and jaundice in the baby.
is a strong liver purifying and hormone balancing herb with particular value for skin,
arthritic, and glandular problems. It is a specific in all blood cleansing and
is an excellent blood purifier and cleanser and eliminates long-term impurities from the
blood very rapidly. It is also an antidote for acute poisoning.
can reduce swelling around the joints by promoting kidney function, thus increasing the
flow of urine. It helps to clear the blood of harmful acids due to calcification deposits.
Used as a
poliltice, Burdock was found to be an effective remedy when applied to sores and bug
Inulin, the source of most of Burdock's curative
powers,consists of 27% to 45% inulin which is a form of starch important in the metabolism
has been used extensively by some for cancer cases, as it is an alterative. When used as a poultice on skin cancer, has
manifested its greatest success.
Europe, it has been used as a remedy where there is a prolapsed and displaced uterus.
works on the pituitary gland helping it to release protein in proper amounts, thus
maintaining hormonal balance for a healthy body.
Burdock is a
good source of iron making it an excellent choice for treating iron deficiencies.
Chinese have used Burdock for coughs, colds, sore throats, tonsillitis, measles, sores and
has the ability to neutralize most poisons, relieving, both the kidney and lymphatic
has been used as a replacement for Chaparral very effectively.
BENEFICIAL DURING PREGNANCY: AIDS IN BALANCING HORMONES AND HELPS PREVENT WATER RETENTION
ANDJAUNDICE IN BABIES.
some of the many traditional uses for Burdock. Those
in capital letters are primary actions and those in lower case are secondary applications.
ABSCESSES (INTERNALLY), ACNE (blood cleansing) ALLERGIES ARTHRITIS Bladder infections BLOOD CLEANSER Blood poisoning BLOOD PURIFIER BOILS Bronchitis BRUISES BURNS/SCALDS
CHICKEN POX COLDS CONSTIPATION Coughs Cystitis Dandruff Degenerative conditions ECZEMA FEVERS WATER
RETENTION Gallbladder Gallstones GOUT Hair growth Hair loss Hayfever HEMORRHOIDS HERPES HYPERGLYCEMIA HYPOGLYCEMIA Infection Inflammation ITCHING KIDNEY PROBLEMS LEPROSY LIVER PROBLEMS Lungs LYMPHATIC CONGESTION MEASLES
Nervous conditions Obesity Pimples Pneumonia POISON IVY / OAK Poisons PSORIASIS RASHES RHEUMATISM SCIATICA Scrofula
SKIN DISORDERS Skin
eruptions Sore throats SORES Stiles Stomach disorders SWELLING SYPHILIS TONSILLITIS Tuberculosis TUMORS (GLAND, SPLEEN) Ulcers Uterus (prolapsed) Venereal diseases
And what is it NOT good for? We
carry Burdock root in a 1:1 ratio of organic wild crafted herbs if this seems to fit your
profile. You will find this extract in our
catalog at: http://www.infertilityworkshop.com/Qstore/p000041.htm or in our monthly specials section of the catalog: http://www.infertilityworkshop.com/Qstore
taken from The Little Herb Encyclopedia by Jack Ritchardson, ND. This book is one of
our favorites and can be found in our bookstore section of the catalog.