There are two main species of burdock- wild burdock, Arctium minus, and Japanese or Giant burdock Arctium lappa. We cultivate only the Japanese variety Arctium lappa for its roots (fresh and dried) and for its seed. Wild crafted burdock is most likely Arctium minus.
urdock has long been used in Asian and macrobiotic cuisine. Medicinally, it has be used as a blood purifier and for skin disorders, among other uses. Burdock root is a main component in the Essiac formula.
Try slicing fresh roots for use in soups, stirfries, and tea. Burdock is also great roasted or steamed. Try juicing it with carrots and beets. Burdock also makes a potent tincture.
We ship fresh burdock root in a postage paid box containing 8 lbs of roots, available starting September 23, 2019.