Brand: HerbShopUK

Burdock Root

  • Product Code: Burdock Root
  • Availability: 98

Burdock Root (lat. Arctium Lappa) it has been used in natural medicine for centuries. Is a plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. Known primarily f..

Available Options

Tags: BurdockRoot

Burdock Root (lat. Arctium Lappa) it has been used in natural medicine for centuries. Is a plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. Known primarily for flowers that stuck to clothing. In China, the burdock is known as "niubang" and in Japan as "gobo".  Recently, on the wave of natural cosmetics fashion, burdock has returned as an ingredient in many cosmetic preparations, especially those intended for skin and hair care. Burdock root is especially valuable as a remedy of many health problems. 


Health properties

  • Has a choleretic effect;
  • Diaphoretic; 
  • Bactericidal;
  • Anti-inflammatory;
  • Antifungal;
  • Soothing;
  • It contains a large amount of polyacetylenes, i.e. compounds with strong antibiotic properties;
  • The plant is also recommended as a way to detoxify the body;
  • As a blood sugar lowering agent in diabetics.



  • The ingredients contained in the burdock root increase the secretion of gastric juice, bile and support the secretion of digestive enzymes, therefore the plant is recommended for the treatment of all ailments related to the digestive process;
  • Due to the content of inulin and arctic acid, burdock is also used in the treatment of diabetes. Inulin helps to normalize glycemia, while arctic acid supports the secretion of natural insulin;
  • It increases urine secretion, therefore the consumption of burdock is recommended in cleansing therapies. Burdock also increases sweating, which is why it is a perfect solution for people who want to quickly get rid of toxins from the body;
  • In the past, folk medicine recommended applying burdock roots to fractures or sprains, nowadays it is recommended to drink burdock juices and decoctions in painful conditions. A decoction of burdock will also help fight rheumatic pains;
  • Helpful in skin conditions such as acne or seborrhea;
  • It also helps fight dry skin, ulcers, and impetigo;
  • It is helpful in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema;
  • It also strengthens the hair roots, additionally thickening them and increasing the thickness of the hair;
  • It is also credited with preventing excessive hair loss, which is why it is often a component of regenerating shampoos;
  • It has a positive effect on the functioning of the liver, kidneys and the cardiovascular system. It removes toxins from them, increasing their efficiency.


Dosage and how to use


Put 2-3 tablespoons of crushed root into a small pot, pour 2 cups of warm water over it and heat to a boil. Cook slowly, covered for 3 minutes. Set aside for 15 minutes and strain. Drink 1/3 or 1/2 cups 2-3 times a day after. The same decoction can be used externally for compresses and washes in seborrhea and other skin diseases.


Side effects

None reported.


The burdock is a very safe plant. However, it is not recommended for pregnant women as it may increase uterine function in high doses. Pregnant women should always be careful about herbal preparations and consult their doctor beforehand.


100% natural, organic, no additives.

Our herbs are certified to not contain allergens and are GMO free, organic. Carefully collected from their wild sites. Free from environmental pollutions.

Packed in a paper pouch with ziplock, heat sealed to preserve the aroma and properties.


FREE SAMPLE (25g) with all purchases of 250g and more. Please send me message with your preferred sample. If I won't get message from you it will be random sample from our other herbs (please see our other items).

Write a review

Please login or register to review