Burdock is a wide-ranging plant, native or naturalized across North America, Europe and Asia. Usually a biennial, it consists of a rosette of leaves the first year, becoming tall and stately when it is in full bloom in the second year. It can grow up to ten feet tall and three feet wide. It's large, broad leaves, which resemble rhubarb leaves, are bright green with the undersides covered with white, wooly hairs. The flowers are purple and thistle-like in appearance. The burr-like fruits stick to clothing and animal fur and can be painful to remove. Burdock has a long, slender taproot that can grow up to three feet deep. It is commonly found in waste areas and is often considered an annoying weed because of its large size, clinging burs and persistent growth.
Burdock roots are very fiberous, resulting in soft, stringy, cottany type material when cut. This material looks like, and is often mistaken for mouse nesting in the final product. However, it is the innermost part of the root and contains the same constituents as the more woody outer pieces.
Suggested Usage To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Serving Size 1 tsp
Servings Per Container 172
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value***
Burdock cut root
***Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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