Burdock Root is used to treat skin diseases, boils, fevers, inflammations, hepatitis, swollen glands, some cancers, and fluid retention. It is an excellent blood purifier. A tea made of the leaves of Burdock is also used for indigestion. This herb is very useful for building the systems of young women. It helps clear persistent teenage acne if taken for three to four weeks, at the same time using it as an external cleanser on the affected areas. Burdock is combined with dandelion root for a very effective liver cleanser and stimulator. Combine it with Damiana and Sarsaparilla to strengthen and build the male organs. The leaves and stalks are eaten lightly steamed for their taste and nutritional content.
Burdock is a biennial that grows 6 to 8 feet tall. It prefers full sun, and moist, loose rich soil.