Fresh Burdock Roots
Fresh burdock roots relieves congestion of the Lymphatic System and helps remove swelling and deposits in joints and knuckles. It relieves pain in the bladder and helps fight kidney and bladder infection - add Yellow dock Root and Dandelion Root combination, Fresh Burdock Root
This herb gets its name from bur, for its tenacious burrs, and dock old English for plant. Many scientists are skeptical about Burdock and its uses. However, as a healing herb it has a potential for treating cancer. Early Chinese physicians, as well as Ayurvedic healers, used Burdock as a remedy for colds, flu, throat infections and pneumonia. During the 14th Century, its leaves were pounded in wine and used to treat leprosy. From 1930-1950, Burdock was used as an ingredient in alternative cancer treatments.
Fresh Burdock root contains polyacetylenes, a chemical that kills disease-causing bacteria and fungi. It also reduces mucus and prevents formation of gall and kidney stones. As Burdock contains vitamin A and selenium, it can help eliminate free radicals.
Its chromium content helps regulate blood sugar levels. Other qualities of this herb, set forth in the magazine Chemotherapy, identified a chemical (arctigenin) in Burdock which acts as an inhibitor of tumor growth. This herb should not be used by pregnant women.
Burdock is the king of the blood purifiers and is one of the strongest Blood Purifier known to mankind. It is best to boil start with 1 cup 1 times each day. Burdock excels when used for chronic skin problems.
Burdock helps with:
Six cup of water: boil water down to three cups, a cup a day the rest goes in refrigerator for next day.
· bladder and infection
· blood purifier
· herpes - also add L-Lysine
· lymphatic system
· and psoriasis.
Burdock is also known by the names Bardane, Clotburr, Beggars Buttons, Gypsy Rhubarb, and Burr.
In traditional herbal texts, Burdock Root is described as a “blood purifier” or “alterative,” and was believed to clear the bloodstream of toxins.
Burdock Root is one of the foremost cleansing herbs, providing nourishing support for the blood, the liver, and the natural defense system. It's rich in Vitamins B-1, B-6, B-12, and E, plus manganese, copper, iron, zinc, sulfur, and more.
The genus name "Arctium" is from the Greek, arktos, meaning "bear"' in reference to the shaggy burrs. "Beurre" is French for "butter" as French women would wrap their cakes of butter in leaves of Burdock to transport it to the marketplace. During the Industrial Revolution,Burdock was used as a medicine to help people cope with the increasing environmental pollution. The Swiss inventor, George de Mestral, who invented Velcro™, was inspired by the Burdock burrs that covered his dog; when he observed the burrs under a magnifying glass, he saw the tiny curved hooks.
And in Hawaii, the roots of this herb are sometimes given as a "gag" wedding gift because of their aphrodisiac powers.Medicinally, Burdock Root has been used both internally and externally for eczema and psoriasis, as well as to treat painful joints and as a diuretic.In traditional Chinese medicine, Burdock Root, in combination with other herbs, is used to treat sore throats, tonsillitis, colds, and even measles.
It is eaten as a vegetable in Japan and elsewhere. Burdock is a mild laxative. It also aids in the elimination of uric acid. The herb contains polyacetylenes that have both anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties.
By improving the function of many organs of elimination (liver, kidneys, bowels), many health conditions can be improved. Burdock Root contains high amounts of inulin and mucilage. This may explain its soothing effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Bitter constituents in the root may also explain the traditional use of Burdock to improve digestion.
The polyacetylene constituents have also been shown to have anti-microbial activity. Burdock Root (and the fruit) also have the ability to mildly lower blood sugar (hypoglycemic effect).
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