This month for the Herb of the Month we learn about the herb burdock (Arctium lappa). This is an amazing herb with multiple uses as medicine as well as a history of use as a root vegetable. In this article you will learn about burdock’s demulcent and anti-inflammatory uses, read quotes from herbalist Donnie Yance about its benefits in cancer therapy. I have included information on harvesting, as well as a great video from herbalist Jim Mcdonald. But perhaps my favorite part is my recipe for herbal coffee replacement, bringing burdock root together with dandelion root and yellow dock for a rich flavorful, healthy coffee alternative.
You can read all of this great information over at The Christian Herbal.
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