Burdock plant soothing, despite thorny seeds

Anonymous
Jul 6, 2012

This week on the Herbal Collections blog, Master Herbalist Mary Colvin writes about the burdock plant.

She writes, "Burdock is considered one of the best blood purifiers in nature....My grandfather told me that his family would pick the stalks of the Burdock plant before the flowering stage, strip the rinds, and boil the stalks to eat as a vegetable.   Burdock root contains iron, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, vitamins B1, B6, B12, C and E.   I am told that it taste similar to asparagus.  I plan on trying them myself this summer along with a few other recipes that I find."

Read more about the medicinal qualities of burdock HERE.