Burdock root has a naturally earthy taste but is used often in teas. Traditionally, this root tea has been used as a blood purifier, clearing the bloodstream of toxins. Burdock root is treasured as a natural diuretic, helping to expel excess water from the body by naturally increasing the flow of urine output. This root can be consumed with other detoxifying herbs to increase the benefits.
Article, Effects of Arctium lappa L. (Burdock) root tea on inflammatory status and oxidative stress in patients with knee osteoarthritis, published by the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases explains how this tea improves inflammatory status and oxidative stress in patients with knee osteoarthritis
“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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