Burdock has been an important botanical in Western folk herbalism and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The root, leaf, and seed are used to make medicine. In tea or tincture Burdock can increase urine flow, kill germs, reduce fever, and “purify” their blood. Other times we apply burdock directly to the skin for wrinkles, dry skin (ichthyosis), acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
Let’s take a look at today’s ingredients:
- ½ TSP Peppermint Leaves: May ease digestive upsets, relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion, relieves tension headaches and migraines, supports oral health, relieves sinus congestion, improves energy, relieves menstrual cramps, fights bacterial infections and can improve your sleep.
- ½ TSP Burdock Root: Contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are shown to improve health. Traditional medicinal uses include: Prevention and treatment of cancer: Burdock root contains the antioxidants quercetin and luteolin, which have properties that may prevent cancer cells from growing and mutating. The high antioxidant count in this root has been shown to help lower inflammation, including joint issues such as arthritis in numerous studies and can help to protect the liver against poisonous substances.