Burdock is one of the best blood purifiers.
It can reduce swelling around joints and helps rid calcification deposits,
for it promotes kidney function to help clear the blood of harmful acids.
Burdock contains anywhere from 27 to 45% inulin, a form starch, which
is the source if the most of its curative powers. Inulin is a substance
that is important in the metabolism of carbohydrates. In Europe it is
used as a remedy for prolapsed and displaced uterus. Burdock, when mixed
with Sassafras and made into a tea, is said to release a strong oil
that is soothing to the hypothalamus. It also aids the pituitary gland
in releasing an ample supply of protein to help adjust hormone balance
in the body. It is said that a poorly nourished pituitary gland is sometimes
responsible for excessive weight.
Burdock has been found to speed up the lymphatic system
and fortifies the immune system. It cleanses the blood, as well as cleans
and nourishes the skin.
Burdock contains a lot of vitamin C and iron.
It contains 12% protein, 70% carbohydrate, some vitamin A, P and B-complex,
vitamin E, PABA and small amounts of sulfur, silicon, copper iodine