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Burdock Root

Burdock Root

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What is Burdock Root?

Burdock root is a vegetable which has been used over the centuries in holistic medicine to treat a variety of different conditions. Traditionally, it’s been most commonly used as a diuretic and a digestive aid. It contains a high amount of antioxidants including quercetin, luteolin, and phenolic acids which protect the body from cell damage due to free radicals. Free radicals damage contributes to the cause of many chronic health problems such as cardiovascular and inflammatory disease, cataract, and cancer. Antioxidants prevent free radical induced tissue damage by preventing the formation of radicals, scavenging them, or by promoting their decomposition. Research has showed that burdock contains active ingredients which can remove toxins form the blood and promote circulation in the skin this is one of the reasons it has been used over the years to treat skin related conditions such as acne and eczema.

Research has also found that burdock had “potent inhibitory effects” on cancer growth caused by cancers like pancreatic carcinoma . Another study found burdock root significantly interfered with cancer cell growth.

What are the benefits of Burdock Root?

  • Skin Health - Burdock root promotes blood circulation in the skin and has been used over the years to treat skin conditions like acne and eczema due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties 
  • Rich in Antioxidants - The main defence against oxidative stress damage, antioxidants are very important in fighting free radicals (which cause chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer and auto-immune diseases) and promoting cell health
  • Blood Cleanser - One of the most common uses for burdock root has been to purify the blood. In fact, recent studies show that burdock root effectively detoxified blood and promoted increased circulation in the surface of the skin
  • Natural Diuretic - Diuretics are substances that help rid the body of excess fluid, this can help with bloating and also reduce blood pressure. 
  • General Wellness herb - General wellness herbs are packed with a tonne of healing benefits and are advised to be taken as a daily supplement.

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Burdock Root

Medicinal Benefits

Promotes all aspects of skin health such as tightening and increasing blood flow.

Antioxidants which prevent damage caused by free radicals. 

Promotes cell health by reversing damages caused by oxidative stress

Removes toxins from the blood

Prevention of cancer caused by free radicals