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What is Burdock Root and its benefits?
Burdock root is a vegetable that is native to North Asia and Europe however, it also grows in the United States. For many centuries, burdock root has been used in Chinese, and other culture medicine to help aid with diuretic and digestive needs, and other conditions.
Burdock root contains powerful antioxidants, such as phenolic acids, luteolin,and quercetin, which may be helpful in with assisting in blood detoxification (clearing the bloodstream of toxins), reducing inflammation (for those that may suffer with osteoarthritis), and the prevention of cancer and cancer cell growth.
Due to burdock root’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial attributions when used topically, burdock root may also be used to assist with the treatment of skin conditions, including but not limited to, acne and eczema. When using burdock root as an herbal tea, burdock root may be use to help improve the immune system, assist with lowering blood pressure and the healing of liver damage.
How to use Burdock Root in Tea form:
Wash your burdock root and peel as you would a potato, but keep the skin as you can use it later. Cut your burdock root into strips and place in pot of water. Bring your uncovered pot of water to a boil (210° F) for 10 - 15 minutes. Cover your pot and let simmer for an additional 15 -20 minutes. Remove your pot from the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, then strain and enjoy.
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