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Burdock Root – interesting facts

 

Eat Burdock root and be healthy!

 

 

What is Burdock Root? 

 Not only is it a root vegetable, like carrots and radishes, it’s also a medicinal herb. As a root vegetable, it possesses considerably stronger antioxidant activity than common vegetables and fruits. The slender roots of Burdock are edible raw or cooked.

Recent studies show that burdock contains phenolic acids, quercetin, and luteolin, which are all powerful antioxidants. This makes it a wonderful medicinal herb and extremely beneficial in treating many different ailments.

Burdock has a pleasantly crunchy texture and an earthy, sweet flavour. Because root vegetables grow underground, they absorb a great amount of nutrients from the soil.

If you have never seen burdock root, or have no idea where to get it, Nature’s Legacies supplies it in powdered form, loose or encapsulated. 

Being a natural remedy for many ailments is not Burdock’s only claim to fame.

In 1941, George de Mestral, a Swiss engineer, took a close look at the burrs which kept sticking to his clothes and his dog’s fur when walking in the mountains.  These  burrs were later identified as coming from the Burdock plant.  He examined the burrs with a microscope and decided to devise a unique fastener that copied the burrs’ microscopic hooks. Although de Mestral first met with resistance and even laughter, he stuck to his idea and the Velcro fastener was invented.

Burdock Root can take it’s place proudly among the many legacies that Nature provides to all.

 

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