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Greater Burdock Arctium lappa 500 Seeds USA Company

Greater Burdock Arctium lappa 500 Seeds USA Company

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Arctium lappa, commonly known as burdock, is a biennial plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. It is native to Europe and Asia but has been naturalized in many other parts of the world, including North America. Burdock is known for its large, heart-shaped leaves and purple-pink flowers that bloom in the summer. Its most notable feature is its burr-like seed heads, which easily attach to clothing and animal fur, aiding in seed dispersal.

Burdock has a long history of medicinal and culinary use. Its roots are rich in inulin, a type of soluble fiber, and various beneficial compounds, making them a popular ingredient in herbal medicine and traditional Asian cuisine. Burdock root is believed to have various health benefits, including supporting digestion, detoxification, and skin health.

In culinary applications, burdock root is often used in stir-fries, soups, and teas, valued for its earthy flavor and crunchy texture. The young leaves and stems of the plant are also edible and can be cooked similarly to other leafy greens.

Beyond its uses in medicine and food, burdock has been used in traditional medicine systems around the world for its purported diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. However, as with any herbal remedy, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before using burdock for medicinal purposes, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications.


Growing Instructions for the greater Burdock.


The germination of the seeds is erratic and is improved by cold stratification. The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Put the seeds in a ziplock bag. 3. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 4 weeks. 4. Sow the seeds 1/8 of an inch deep. 5. Water the seeds. The roots are large enough to be harvested in 90 days.



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