Like with most herbal medicines, preparation and dosage of Burdock Leaf is a very simple procedure. Bellow you can find the exact dosages and preparations methods.

Skin health

The leaves are primarily used for most skin ailments, especially acne and pimples, eczema as well as psoriasis. They will clean the skin real good and fast, giving the skin a glow of its own.

They can also be used as a poultice to put on burns to soothe the skin and also to help heal the affected area on the skin more quickly. These medicinal herbs are also good to be placed on boils and carbuncles.

Burdock leaves positively effect the sebaceous glands in the skin. When these glands aren’t working well, they can be either under-active or over-active, which can result in a variety of symptoms, including dry/scaly skin, different kinds of rashes, oily skin, or acne. Burdock can address a wide range of these types of skin conditions.

Digestive system

An infusion which is made from the leaves is used to promote health of the stomach. It is appetite enhancing, midly diuretic and helps the healthy functioning of the liver.

Cancer prevention

Burdock has been famously used for people with cancer for at least a hundred years. It was a main herb in the two famous cancer formulas from the 1920s: Essiac and the Hoxsey formula.

Preparation: Put a teaspoon of burdock leaf into a 200ml cup of boiled water.Cover it and let it steep for 10 minutes.Strain and drink a cup three times per day.

Burdock is very bitter, so you can add some lemon or honey if you wish to improve the flavor.

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Burdock is the name of a genus of the flowering biennial, whose scientific name is Arctium. Remember the small burrs that often get stuck on your trousers or socks when walking in a forest? Those small hooking burrs come from the burdock plant, whose plants, leaves, and stems hold significant value as herbal or alternative remedies.

Burdock is a genus of biennial plants in the Asteraceae (daisy) family that’s native to Northern Asia and Europe, but it’s now found throughout the U.S., where it grows as a weed. In Japan, it’s often called gobo root and is cultivated as a vegetable.

The first use of burdock is recorded in the medieval period, but it is also known in Chinese herbal medicine, and likely dates back considerably further. There are a number of ways to prepare this flowering plant, as either a food or an herbal medicine, making it highly sought after around the world, as several species have spread globally.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, burdock has been used continually for thousands of years. It’s typically associated with the lung and stomach meridians, is known to cool internal heat, and is commonly used for supporting skin health. In European folk medicine, an infusion of the seeds was often employed as a diuretic, enhancing health by supporting the processes of digestion and elimination.

Would you believe that the inspiration for Velcro actually came from the burdock burr? In 1941, the inventor, a Swiss engineer named Georges de Mestral, went for a walk in the woods and wondered if the burrs that clung to his trousers and dog could be turned into something useful. After nearly eight years of research, de Mestral successfully reproduced the natural attachment with two strips of fabric, one with thousands of tiny hooks and another with thousands of tiny loops. He named his invention Velcro and formally patented it in 1955.

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