Burdock root has been used for centuries in various parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. Traditionally, the root has been used as a blood purifier, clearing the bloodstream of toxins. It is also treasured as a natural diuretic, helping to expel excess water from the body by naturally increasing the flow of urine output. Burdock root has an enjoyable earthy taste and can be consumed with other detoxifying herbs to increase the benefits.
“Some people take burdock by mouth to increase urine flow, kill germs, reduce fever, and “purify” their blood. It is also taken by mouth to treat colds, cancer, anorexia, stomach and intestinal complaints, joint pain, gout, bladder infections, diabetes, complications of syphilis, and skin conditions including acne and psoriasis. Burdock is also taken by mouth for high blood pressure, “hardening of the arteries” (arteriosclerosis), and liver disease. Some people use burdock to increase sex drive.”
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