Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)

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As a medicine, burdock was used by the Delaware and Cherokee to treat rheumatism. The Cherokee and Iroquois used it to purify the blood and aid circulation.

Description

Burdock is famous for its hooked burrs that easily stick to clothing, pet fur, and anything that brushes against it. In fact, the Latin name, lappa, means to seize. Culpeper stated in the 17th century that the herb was a traditional remedy for gout, fevers, and kidney stones. Burdock was popular with Shakespeare, as he mentioned it in several of his plays. Native Americans used the whole plant as food and even made candy from it by boiling the stem in maple syrup and then storing it for the winter. As a medicine, burdock was used by the Delaware and Cherokee to treat rheumatism. The Cherokee and Iroquois used it to purify the blood and aid circulation.

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Weight 1 lbs
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