Burdock Root Cut & Sifted

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Burdock root is harvested as a vegetable in Japan and was once used to provide bitter flavor to European beers. The sliced, dried burdock root is used to make infusions and decoctions, usually for the purposed of preparing a poultice.

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approximate cups to one pound3.5
active compoundsmucilage, acetylene compounds, polyacetylenes, bitter guaianolides
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from light, heat and moisture.
appearance & aromaFibrous and woody in appearance without remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticDecoct the chopped root in boiling water to make poultices and skin washes.
culinaryUse the dried, chopped root in tea blends or toss into simmering soups or braised foods.
wellnessMay also be encapsulated, alone or with other herbs.
safetyUse with caution if there is a history of kidney disorders or gastrointestinal problems due to the herb’s diuretic effects.

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cut & sifted
burdock root

Slightly sweet but mildly pungent. Good companion for bitter tasting herbs and roots.


cut & sifted
burdock root

what else you should know

cut & sifted
burdock root

Although burdock isn’t native to North America, various Native American tribes used the herb once it was introduced by European settlers. The Ojibwa tribe, in particular, held burdock root in high esteem. In combination with slippery elm bark, turkey rhubarb root and sheep sorrel, burdock root was a component in the traditional Ojibwa tonic later adapted by Rene Caisse, the Canadian nurse who presented the world with the formula known as essiac tea.

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