Burdock root, what’s that? I hear you say. Well, we’re here to tell you about this widely unknown by very powerful vegetable. It’s native to Northern Asia and Europe but it is also grown in the United States. The roots of the Burdock plant are very long and are either brown or nearly black on the outside. For centuries, burdock root has been used in holistic medicine as a diuretic or digestive aid. It is only recently scientists have studied these roots to test their medicinal properties.
So, what did scientists find?
In traditional medicine, practitioners use burdock root to cleanse the blood from impurities. Research has shown that it can indeed detoxify blood and improve circulation. That’s why we love burdock root and have added it to our Beach Body Slim Tea. Together with its digestive and diuretic properties it can help detox your body and make you feel refreshed and more alive!
To add, burdock roots are packed with plenty of powerful antioxidants. These include quercetin, luteolin and phenolic acids. They help reduce inflammation and protect your body from free radical damage. One study even found that burdock improved inflammatory blood markers for osteoarthritis patients. With its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, these roots can help improve your skin health and may even help resolve eczema, acne and psoriasis. Scientists have even found that burdock root may help treat topical burns. A natural way to treat burns, that’s great news!
Scientists have even found that burdock root may inhibit the growth of cancerous tumours including pancreatic carcinoma. Pancreatic cancer is many times found too late and for this reason often difficult to treat. According to Healthline.com, the findings in these studies are significant even though more research is needed.
We love how burdock root is an organic way to cleanse our body including our blood, kidneys, skin, digestive system and possibly even from cancer. Rich in antioxidants, this vegetable may protect us from other diseases by lowering the amount of inflammation in our bodies and taking care of free radicals for us. What is there not to love?
So, where can you buy burdock root and how do you consume it?
You can purchase burdock root fresh, as a tea or dried powder. It’s considered safer and healthier to eat fresh burdock root rather taking a supplement. Don’t forget, it’s a key ingredient in our Beach Body Slim Tea, so you’ll get all the burdock root you’ll need by simply drinking a cup of our tea each day.
Healthline.com - Burdock Root: Benefits, Side Effects, and More