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Burdock Root

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Botanical name:  Arctium lappa

Family: Asteraceae

Other common names:  Greater Burdock, Edible Burdock, Lappa

Part used:  Root

A member of the sunflower plant family, Burdock can grow to over 3 meters in height. The plants purple flowers form in clusters and are covered in sharp hairs, which are often referred to as thorny burrs.

Cultivated for its roots, in its fresh form Burdock is cooked as a vegetable.

Packed with health-boosting vitamins, minerals and nutrients including potassium, magnesium, vitamin B-6 and fibre, Burdock, in its dried form, is well-known for its medicinal benefits, including:

DepurativeBurdock root acts as a natural blood cleanser, inducing lymphatic detoxification, helping to aid the bodies blood circulation and overall health.

Diuretic – By stimulating the kidneys, burdock root works as a natural way to rid your body of excess fluid, cleansing your body of any waste.

Astringent – Many topical skin products contain burdock root for its ability to fight against skin conditions, including acne, eczema and psoriasis. Studies have also shown that burdock root can improve signs of aging.

Prebiotic – Packed with prebiotic fibre, burdock root is well known to improve our bodies digestion, as well as help to lower our blood sugar.

Anti-inflammatory – The anti-inflammatory properties of burdock root can help soothe conditions such as arthritis and tonsillitis.

Antioxidant - The antioxidants found in burdock root have many benefits which include maintaining the health of our liver and bones.


Burdock root is a popular ingredient in Chinese and Japanese cooking and is either sautéed, added to salads, or used in tempura dishes.

Burdock is also a traditional flavouring in the herbal drink, dandelion and burdock.


Uses and preparations

Infusion: Burdock root acts as an anti-inflammatory or diuretic and can be infused into a cold or hot water tea.

Tincture:Adding burdock root tincture to water makes it easier to apply to areas of the scalp

Infused oil: An infused burdock root oil can be used to apply directly to the skin.

Soups and smoothies: Soaking burdock root in warm water and then blending it into soups or smoothies is an easy way to enjoy the benefits of this health-inducing herb.

Decoction: Simmering burdock root for up to 30 minutes will result in a very strong tea. It can be drunk hot or cold and can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours.


Very few side effects have occurred from ingesting burdock root. However, there have been some reports of headaches, fever, rashes and drowsiness.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.


17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)


We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.


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    Still waiting but they OTW

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    Great product excellent staff

    Have purchased dried herbs several times over the last 12month and have nothing but praise for their product and especially their backup service great job you mob

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    Shirley Urlich Mon, Mar 29, 9:01 AM to Mudbrick Thank you. I received the package promptly and am very happy with your services and the quality of the product. Much appreciated. Kindest Regards Shirley Urlich