Burdock is a staple of the western herbalist pharmacopeia. It is a wonderful alterative herb, helping the body assimilate and utilize nutrients and properly eliminate wastes. It increases absorption of fats in the small intestine by boosting bile production. It is highly nourishing, and often eaten as a food. It contains nutritive oils that make it useful for deficiencies of the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, skin, and endocrine systems. Burdock is very useful for skin conditions involving sebaceous gland and oil imbalances; it is one of the first herbs to try when struggling with acne. Taking burdock daily can help calm sudden attacks of panicky hunger, due to its nourishing quality and because its high inulin content can help regulate blood sugar.
THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.
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