Burdock Root Extract
Burdock Root Extract
Burdock is a large biennial with broad leaves up to 40cm long. Its flowers are purple and globular and the fruits are brownish-grey, wrinkled, about 6mm long by 4mm wide.
Burdock was a traditional remedy for gout, fevers and kidney stones. In the 17th century Culpepper wrote “The seed is much commended to break the stone and cause it to be expelled by urine”.
Using Burdock in a face or body wash would help to release its Antiseptic properties and is particularly useful for products aimed at inflamed looking skin conditions such as spots, acne or rashes.
In traditional herbal medicine Burdock has been used for treating urinary problems and as a blood purifier and tonic.