Burdock Root, Organic 1oz
Burdock Arctium lappa Burdock root is a cooling liver tonic. It is useful to treat moist skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. These conditions often manifest when the liver is overloaded from a diet high in fat and protein. Burdock aids the liver in metabolizing these nutrients and encourages the removal of waste products. This is in part why it is considered a “blood tonic”. Burdock also aids in the removal of uric acid waste products, which makes it useful for those who suffer from joint conditions such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and bursitis. Such conditions often result from an access of acidic waste products. Both burdock root and seed can act as a diuretic, making it useful for people who experience swelling in the hands and feet. Burdock root is safe during pregnancy for this purpose, but the seed should be avoided during pregnancy. **Contraindications: Burdock seed consumption should be avoided during pregnancy. * This information was written by Christa Sinadinos, for Moonrise Herbs. It is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. Please consult with your health practitioner for serious health conditions or before combining herbs while taking prescriptions or over the counter medications.