Burdock is a common weed which is said to have inspired the invention of velcro. In 1941 Swiss engineer George de Mestral noticed the burrs of burdock sticking to his dog’s fur and to his own clothing. After researching the composition of the burrs, he developed velcro based on the hooks all over the burdock! Herbalists traditionally use the roots of burdock which is also known as Gobo. Burdock is commonly grown on farms and is available for purchase at a growing number of health food and ethnic markets. The taste is similar to potatoes and is a fun addition to the dinner table! Herbalists use burdock primarily in teas and tinctures for a variety of uses.
- Blood Purifier
- Liver Support
- Digestive Tonic
- Balancing Gut Flora
Arctium lappa is an extremely hardy plant which will grow just about anywhere. This plant often pops up in abandoned parking lots and along the side of the road. If a home gardener wishes to grow burdock, it may show up on its own in an untended part of the garden! Seeds can be purchased as well. Burdock prefers sandy soil and the roots are harvested quite quickly- typically within 8-12 weeks. These plants can grow up to six feet tall and can easily take over the garden, many home gardeners prefer to plant burdock in containers or a more isolated part of the garden.
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