Sunday, December 7, 2014

The health benefits of burdock

Burdock botanically name, Arctium lappa Linn, belongs to the Asteraceae herbs, with English alias being the great burdock, and is a kind of health food of high nutritional value. The root has a sweet, earthy flavor and crunchy texture.

The health benefits of the burdock root make it venerable nature food. It has large concentration of vitamin and mineral, especially iron, and is actually higher in mineral than beets, carrots, potatoes or turnips.

It has more protein, calcium, and phosphorus than carrots and is an excellent source of potassium. Burdock also is an excellent source so inulin, polyphenols, chlorogneic acid, proteins, carbohydrates, amino acids, and unsaturated fatty acid.

Burdock root has great antibiotic qualities. It destroys bacteria; acids in blood circulation; strengthens the liver and soothes the gastrointestinal tract. It helps to eliminate heavy metals from the body.

It also helps to maintain diabetes and hypoglycemia. Burdock functions as a diaphoretic, creating sweat, which is beneficial in neutralizing and eliminating toxins.
The health benefits of burdock

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