Burdock Root (Arctium Lappa)
The Arctium lappa, often known as "burdock," "love leaves," "beggar's buttons," and "thorny burr," is a plant native to Northern Asia and Europe. Burdock root is not a new ingredient in natural medicine. For thousands of years, it has been utilized throughout Asia and Europe, and more recently, in North America.
Burdock, well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties, is also high in fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, and magnesium.
Arctium root has active compounds that have been shown to eliminate heavy metals from the blood, therefore strengthening the lymphatic system and boosting organ health. It also enhances skin health by increasing blood circulation to the skin's surface.
Burdock root is a natural diuretic, so by consuming it, you may assist your body shed extra water by boosting urine flow.
It also includes inulin, a prebiotic and soluble fiber that aids digestion and lowers blood sugar levels. As a result, it is an ideal alternative for those who want to regulate their blood sugar naturally.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!