Burdock Root Illustration

Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)

Burdock Root is a vegetable native to China and Europe and has been used for thousands of years to support digestion and elimination.

It works by binding and removing toxins from the blood, which strengthens the lymphatic and immune systems.

Naturally high in vitamin B6, potassium and magnesium, its potent antioxidants also have far reaching anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial actions.

Burdock Root also promotes blood circulation to the skin surface and removes cellular waste and toxins. As such, this powerful herb improves skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, and has also been known to improve the clinical signs of ageing.

Part used:

Root and seed


Bitter, pungent, cooling, drying, dissolving, stimulating, restoring


Detoxifying, nutritive, lymphatic, diuretic


Eczema, psoriasis, skin rashes, dry skin arthritis, kidney stones, gout





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Burdock root is used in our Essiac Tea.