Health Benefits of Burdock Root

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From ancient times, burdock root has been a part of traditional Chinese medicine, especially the seeds that are known under the name niubangzi. Herbalists used burdock root because dried burdock has diuretic, and blood purifying properties. In a word, burdock is a traditional medicinal herb. The seeds were used to treat arthritis, throat pains, and the common cold. The root was a remedy for rheumatism, gout, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It was also a popular remedy for snake bites.

Burdock root is very low in calories

Burdock plant improves digestion

Burdock root is low in sodium level

Burdock root is a great source of potassium

Burdock roots, dried seeds, peeled stalks, and young shoots have antioxidant properties

 

 

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