AILMENTS HISTORICALLY USED FOR
- Gastrointestinal Complaints
- Bladder infections
- Acne and psoriasis
- Hardening of the liver (arteriosclerosis)
- Liver disease
Available in our Detox Pm blend
HISTORY OF USE
Burdock Root , also known as “Poor-man’s potatoes’, is an important food in Japan known for its many healing properties.
The Japanese call Burdock Root “Gobo” and add it regularly to their diet.
Traditionally, Burdock Root was used in Europe, India and China to treat respiratory disorders, abscesses, joint pain, urinary problems and to overcome serious health challenges by stimulating cellular regeneration, detoxification and cleansing.
MYTHS & LEGENDS
Burdock was considered to be sacred to the “heavenly bear”, Thor by the early Celts and Germanic peoples. Since Thor reigned over summer storms, the plant was gathered in midsummer. It was placed on gables to protect against lightening and “the machinations of giants”. In the late middle ages, Burdock was still being strung over doors or braided into hair to ward off evil. A brew of Burdock Roots was used to make the hair shiny and beautiful like the divine, bushy haired Thor. The use of Burdock as a hair tonic continues today, and has been validated by science.