Burdock is a multi-purpose herb that has been used for centuries in Europe and Asia. It has been naturalised more recently in the United States, with Native American Indians using it as a medicinal plant to cleanse the body and spirit.
Indigo Herbs products consist of Burdock Root Tea, Burdock Root Tincture and Burdock Root Powder, enabling you to choose the most effective way you would like to use this herb.
The fruit is known as the “bur” – a rough and hairy sphere that will attach itself to anything in the vicinity to spread its seed. “Dock” comes from the German name for large leaves, and this plant can grow to a robust height of up to 9 feet, with the roots able to reach 3 feet down into the ground.
The generic name "arctium" is derived from the Greek word for bear or arktos, and the species name, "lappa" is from the Latin word lappare which means "to seize."