Burdock Root (Cimicifuga racemosa) 4oz/113g Herbal Tea - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Herbs of the World
Latin (botanical) name: Cimicifuga racemosa
Common names: Lappa, Fox's Clote, Thorny Burr, Beggar's Buttons, Cockle Buttons, Love Leaves, Philanthropium, Personata, Happy Major, Clot-Bur
Plant Description: The Burdock plant is a member of the thistle family and can be found most often in the pastures of North America. In its preferred climate with sufficiently damp soil, it may exceed three feet in height. The Burdock plant produces burrs that are known to adhere to clothing and animal fur. The flower is purple and the leaves grow at alternating levels on both sides of the stem. The heart shaped leaves are green on top and whitish on the bottom. The roots, stems and seeds can be eaten. The leaves are often used in salads and the stems are boiled to be eaten like asparagus. The root of the Burdock is the essential part used.
Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner
Cautions & Interactions: Keep out of reach of children.