Wondering what is Burdock Root? Native to Europe and Asia, and naturalized in North America, the Burdock Plant, Arctium lappa, can grow up to 10 feet, has thistle-like purple flowers, large wavy leaves, and what most of us are interested in, it has carrot-like aromatic roots. These roots can grow up to 3 feet deep, and are usually collected in fall of the first year of the plant, when it’s believed to be the easiest time to extract the roots. The roots are then washed, dried, and cut and sifted for your convenience.
Burdock Root benefits we recognized, let alone revered by many ancient civilizations, such as the such as the Greeks and Chinese. Its major influence on apothecary and botany, not the mention personal care, beyond a doubt cements Burdock Root as a herb that you must have in your arsenal, whether manufacturer, herbalist, or just an everyday Jack or Jill!
Get to Know Our Burdock Root
Country of Origin: Croatia
Botanical Name: Arctium lappa
Common Names: Lappa, Edible Burdock, Great Burdock, Gobo, Goboshi, Fox’s Clote, Thorny Burr, Beggar’s Buttons, Cockle Buttons, Love Leaves, Philanthropium, Personata, Happy Major, Clot-Bur
Parts Used: Dried root
Form: Cut and Sifted
Organic Certified: Yes (Options labeled as such)