Burdock is a native plant to North Asia and Europe, vastly spread throughout United States as a prolific weed. Also consumed for its roots, just like potatoes. The roots are said to be where the medicinal properties are; burdock contains oils and compounds called tannins and plant sterols.
Burdock is known to help with digestion due to its high fibre content that stimulates the digestive system thus relieving symptoms of constipation, preventing bloating, cramps and ulcers. It contains the type of fibre inulin, reducing inflammation in the gut, eliminating harmful bacteria that causes diarrhea and gastrointestinal problems.
It is known to control diabetes by regulating insulin levels and thus lowering blood cholesterol. Due to its liver cleansing and detoxifying components resulting in great skin care. As well as boosting the immune system with its high contents of Vitamin C and Vitamin E that act as antioxidants to help eliminate free radicals and thus preventing infections, reduces the risk of cancer, supports healthy growth and repairs the body’s cells and tissues.