Burdock (Arctium lappa) is native to Europe and Asia. It was used by India?s traditional Ayurvedics and by the early Chinese for its very valuable health properties.
Known as a "blood cleanser," Burdock tea can help detoxify the body. It has a sweet taste and is diuretic. Burdock contains calcium, potassium and iron. Herbalist Micheal Tierra, author of "The Way of Herbs," states that blood purifiers such as burdock, help remove toxins and help the body fight infection.
Other names: Hardock, Hareburr, Turkey Burrseed, Great Burr, Cocklebur, Beggars Buttons, Cockle Buttons, Lappa, Bardane, Thorny Burr, Fox?s Clote, Love Leaves, Personata, Clotbur, Happy Major.
Brewing Guide: Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2 teaspoons for every 500ml of water. Infuse in hot water at 90°c (194°F) to 95°c (203°F) for 2 to 4 minutes for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.