Herbal Healing

This blog is dedicated to herbal healing and other natural health remedies. In an attempt to deepen my own knowledge, I will share information on a variety of herbs, focusing largely on easy to find Western plants, as well as methods for preparing herbal medicines and natural beauty treatments. I am not a certified herbalist, licensed cosmetologist, or physician, so please use the information on this blog at your own risk! I've been an aspiring herbalist for several years, and I hope to finally get my certification sometime this year.

Burdock is a nourishing herb that has been used for thousands of  years to aid in the healing of everything from acne to cancer. It is  commonly referred to as an alterative, which is loosely defined  as altering the body towards health.  Burdock root is so effective  because it is a super food that is jammed-packed with essential  nutrients.
You may be familiar with burdock and the large burrs that this plant  produces in the fall.  Burdock is a biennial plant,  meaning it takes two  years to complete its life cycle. The root is  typically harvested for  medicine in the fall of the first year. You can  identify a burdock plant  in its first year by the large leaves and  absence of flower stalks and  the burrs. The root grows deep into the  earth and prefers hard rocky  soils, which can make it a challenge to  dig up. However, the effort put  into gathering this tenacious plant is  well worth it!
Common uses for burdock:
 Diabetes, syndrome X, insulin resistance, and other blood sugar disorders. 
Strengthening the liver and kidneys (burdock is very high in iron). 
Skin eruptions such as psoriasis, eczema, herpes, acne, and boils. 
Commonly paired with red clover as a duo that has been used for thousands of years to slow or eradicate tumors.  
Note: Because of its high inulin content you  want to limit the amount of fresh burdock you eat and cook it well.  Inulin is a valuable substance, but it is difficult to digest and will  cause excessive gas if not cooked thoroughly.  Burdock is a strong  diuretic and is not appropriate for people with low blood pressure or  excessive urination.

Burdock is a nourishing herb that has been used for thousands of years to aid in the healing of everything from acne to cancer. It is commonly referred to as an alterative, which is loosely defined as altering the body towards health.  Burdock root is so effective because it is a super food that is jammed-packed with essential nutrients.

You may be familiar with burdock and the large burrs that this plant produces in the fall.  Burdock is a biennial plant, meaning it takes two years to complete its life cycle. The root is typically harvested for medicine in the fall of the first year. You can identify a burdock plant in its first year by the large leaves and absence of flower stalks and the burrs. The root grows deep into the earth and prefers hard rocky soils, which can make it a challenge to dig up. However, the effort put into gathering this tenacious plant is well worth it!

Common uses for burdock:

  • Diabetes, syndrome X, insulin resistance, and other blood sugar disorders.
  • Strengthening the liver and kidneys (burdock is very high in iron).
  • Skin eruptions such as psoriasis, eczema, herpes, acne, and boils.
  • Commonly paired with red clover as a duo that has been used for thousands of years to slow or eradicate tumors. 

Note: Because of its high inulin content you want to limit the amount of fresh burdock you eat and cook it well. Inulin is a valuable substance, but it is difficult to digest and will cause excessive gas if not cooked thoroughly.  Burdock is a strong diuretic and is not appropriate for people with low blood pressure or excessive urination.

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