November 3rd, 2010
Our Premium Detox 7 Day Comprehensive Cleansing Program also contains something called Burdock root. Found throughout Europe and Asia, Burdock root has traditionally been used medicinally to treat things like arthritis, measles, colds, and throat ailments. It is also used as a diuretic and also to purify the blood of toxins that can accumulate in the body over time. The seeds of the Burdock plant are ground up and made into a mixture to treat ailments such as gout, ulcers, acne, rheumatism, eczema, and psoriasis. In Russia and India it is used to treat cancer although no scientific tests have been done to verify its effectiveness yet. The Chinese use Burdock as an aphrodisiac. They believe that it could cure barrenness and impotence. In many countries Burdock is eaten like a vegetable. It is full of iron and other beneficial oils that help to purify your blood while regulating blood sugar and reducing fats in your system. Burdock can also be ingested in the form of pills, ointments, or tea. The Japanese serve Burdock root as a vegetable and it is called gobo. You can find it in health food stores and Asian markets. Burdock root is an effective agent in fighting parasites in the blood and other toxins that you may encounter from air pollution to cigarette smoke. It can also be used to treat problems like acne, bacterial infections, Lyme disease and chronic fatigue. It is also useful in the removal of heavy metals in the blood such as mercury, arsenic, and lead. As with any herb some people may experience side effects so you should consult your physician before taking any new substance. If you are allergic to daisies, chrysanthemums, or ragweed you may experience some of the same reactions with Burdock. Women who are nursing or pregnant should not take burdock as it may be detrimental to the health of the fetus. Because Burdock root is a diuretic, people who are dehydrated should avoid using it because it could exacerbate their condition. People with diabetes should also consult their doctor before using Burdock as it may lower blood sugar in the body. As with most herbs, avoid taking Burdock root in large amounts because there has been few in depth studies as to it safety.
(To Be Continued)