Burdock - Uses and Benefits
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Burdock is a biennial origin to Europe and Northern Asia and is now widely found in the United States as well .A stout handsome plant is a member of the thistle family .Burdock will mature in almost any soil, but it roots are formed best in a sunny well-drained soil.The burdock plant reaches to a height of 3 to 4 feet. A biennial that produces a rosette of very large heart-shaped leaves which are 6 to 18 inches long & 4 to 14 inches wide in size, are green on the top and whitish on the bottom. Stem leaves are egg like shape & smaller in size. Burdock has flowers with purple color that bloom in June and October.It roots are green-brownish color, or black on the outside.
Historically, It seeds have been used to make a effective tincture to clean the blood, to cure gout and ulcers,rheumatism, arthritis, and useful for skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. In India its root has been used as a popular anti-cancer treatment, and in China it is thought to be an efficacious aphrodisiac, favorable in curing impotence and sterility.
Uses and Benefits
Burdock is a beneficial treatment for bacterial and fungal infections . It has mild diuretic actions, eliminate toxins via the urine .Also helps to clear toxins from the tissues via the skin as it causes sweating. It has been used in anorexia nervosa and similar problems.It is used to give a healthy elasticity to a weak digestion, relieve wind, distension and indigestion and as a mild laxative.It can be used to aid kidney function because they encourage the elimination of uric acid via the kidneys.
Externally burdock may be used as a poultice to speed up the healing of wounds and ulcers .Burdock root have mild antibacterial and anti fungal property which may act to ebb skin conditions such as athlete's foot, dandruff, diaper rash, dry skin.Both the roots and leaves can be used to cure water retention,rheumatism,gout , cystitis, stones and gravel.
Burdock is used as treatment in various disorders such as:
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