Burdock Root - This herb is eaten as a vegetable in some cultures and is considered safe for human consumption in herbal teas, though it can sometimes be confused with another root belladonna, which is not safe for consumption.
Burdock roots closely resemble the roots of a highly poisonous plant known as Atropa belladonna, or deadly nightshade, do not consume the roots unless you are sure you can identify the herb and it is from the burdock plant.
Several herbs, including chamomile (Matricaria recutita), dandelion (Taraxacum mongolicum), and burdock (Arctium lappa), act as bitters, stimulating the movement of the digestive and excretory systems.
Herbal supplements that benefit individuals who have iron deficiency anemia include alfalfa, burdock root, dandelion, dong quai, mullein, nettle, raspberry leaf, shepherd's purse, and yellow dock.
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The most common side effect is not caused directly by burdock root but by mistaking a poisonous plant called belladonna or deadly nightshade for actual burdock.
For example, calcium is found in alfalfa, burdock root, chamomile, dandelion, flaxseed, paprika, raspberry leaves, rose hips, and other herbs.
The burdock plant has been used for nearly 1000 years in Asian cultures and now the western world is also discovering the many benefits.
Burdock root contains both vitamin A and the chemical selenium which has been shown to help reduce toxins in the body.
Blue flag, snake root, ginseng, lobelia, tansy, wormwood, wintergreen, pleurisy root, plantain, burdock, sarsaparilla and horehound are among its medicinal plants.