Burdock root has been used for centuries in holistic medicine to treat a variety of different conditions. Traditionally, it was most commonly used as a diuretic and a digestive aid.
Now, researchers have discovered numerous potential uses and health benefits for burdock root. These benefits may be extensive enough to warrant using burdock root as a complementary treatment for certain conditions.
Medicinal use of burdock may lower blood sugar levels, protect cardiovascular health, as well as maintain healthy cholesterol levels in the system. In addition, burdock may help with digestive issues, such as constipation or diarrhea, and prevent liver damage.
Burdock may help regulate estrogen levels in the body, release excessive water in the system by inducing urination, treating certain skin conditions, such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis. It is considered a “blood purifier” and may help eliminate toxins in the body.