Burdock root is a tall, flowering plant that is native to Asia and Central Europe. It's been a part of traditional Japanese and Chinese wellness practices for thousands of years. Known for its benefits, it's a wellness staple. Shop Piping Rock' selection that includes:
Burdock Root 120 Capsules: Enjoy 460 mg of Burdock Root per serving in quick-release capsules.
Burdock Root Cut & Sifted Organic 1 lb (454 g) Bag: The simplest form of this herb. Versatile use.
Burdock Root Liquid Extract Alcohol Free 2 fl oz (59 mL) Dropper Bottle: An easy-to-take liquid form of Burdock Root. Alcohol and sugar free.
What is Burdock?
A tall, flowering plant native to Asia and central Europe, burdock has a root that has long been valued for its blood purifying, diuretic, inflammation-modulating, aphrodisiac and culinary applications in Chinese, Japanese and Anglo-Saxon wellness traditions. The plant grows as a weed across North America, where it is also known as Arctium minus; in Asia and Europe, the plant is cultivated as a source of food and a health tonic, and is known as Arctium lappa. Although modern clinical evidence is lacking, this herb has been extensively used in folk wellness traditions for a diversity of health concerns.**
In traditional Chinese medicine, burdock root is considered a blood tonic. Scientific research suggests that its high inulin content -- comprising up to 50% of the roots' mass – benefits blood glucose, helping to support blood sugar levels already within normal range. In folk wellness practices, burdock root is also believed to purify and detoxify the blood. Supplying natural iron and quercetin, the root further supports healthy, oxygenated blood and robust circulation.**
Burdock's long, carrot-like roots provide inulin; this fibrous carbohydrate is classified as a pre-biotic and supports the growth of beneficial bacteria in a healthy digestive system. Research indicates that compounds found in burdock root such as arctigenin and its glycoside arctiin components have soothing, inflammation-modulating effects in the digestive tract, further supporting gastrointestinal health and comfort. The root's antioxidant mechanisms protect against free radicals in the gastrointestinal tract as well, and may promote regeneration in the stomach's mucous membrane layer.**
When applied topically, the extract of the root soothes inflammation and stimulates collagen production, supporting healthy-looking skin. The root oil also supplies essential fatty acids and phytosterols that help to support healthy hair while promoting skin hydration. With its inflammation-modulating effects and ability to enhance skin circulation, burdock may also help with skin issues related to flaking, scaling and itching.**
Burdock Root Supplements
Burdock root supplements are available in a range of forms, including capsules, dried powder, tea, tinctures, liquids and fluid extracts. These supplements sometimes contain complementary herbs such as chicory, stinging nettle and dandelion.**
Burdock Root Directions for Use
As with all supplements, before adding burdock root to your wellness program, speak with your medical provider. Burdock dosage may range from 250 mg to 500 mg daily.**