Plant Based Diet
Plant Based Diet
By | May 23rd, 2012 | Modified - December 7th, 2014

Benefits of Burdock Root in Detoxifying the Blood

Benefits of Burdock Root in Detoxifying the Blood
Benefits of Burdock Root in Detoxifying the Blood

For hundreds of years herbalists worldwide have used burdock root as a blood purifier. It can be used alone, but is often used in combination with yellow dock and sarsaparilla (I use burdock root and sarsaparilla). Herbalists use burdock root as a diuretic (elevates the rate of urination to remove waste from the blood and body), diaphoretic (sweating to remove toxins from the skin), and a blood purifying agent (to destroy bacteria and fungus).


Burdock root contains polyacetylene, an organic compound that has high electrical conductivity. This is one of the herbs Dr. Sebi uses in his compounds because he believes electric foods are what nourish and help keep us healthy. I know since I have changed over to a wholefood plant-based diet my energy level is through the roof, and I believe it is because of the electric foods I take in, which alkalize my body and fight against disease.

The polyacetylene in burdock root is what is believed to give burdock root its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Herbalists believe that burdock root supports liver and gall bladder function, and the herb is considered an immune system stimulant. Burdock root has been used by herbalists to treat a variety skin diseases such as abscesses, acne, carbuncles, psoriasis and eczema, through increasing circulation to the skin where the compounds in the root help to detoxify the epidermal tissues.

Burdock root contains inulin, a carbohydrate that isn't digested or absorbed in the stomach, that makes its way to the colon where it serves as a prebiotic (food) for the probiotics (good bacteria) in the colon. Burdock root improves colon health.

Budrock Root contains arctigenin which has been shown to have anticancer properties.

Studies done with animals exposed to toxic chemicals and given a burdock root tea shows it protects against cellular damage and abnormal growths, and reduced liver damage from toxic chemicals.

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I obtained a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and have studied social work. I am a web designer/developer and I enjoy boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and my plant based diet supports all that I do. Eating a plant based diet and exercising is a great way to achieve healthy living. ~ Natural Life Energy

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  • Lisa Richardson says:

    Where can I get Irish Moss. I stop looking for it because it is hard to find.

  • Rob says:

    Where are you purchasing your natural herbs?

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi Rob, I have posted links to the herbs on the articles, as I have above. You can also check this page:
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      • Rob says:

        I saw the others that I assume your ordering from Amazon. Are you also getting the Bladderwrack, Irish Moss, Black Walnut & Wormwood from Amazon? What is ur daily regimen for taking these herbs? Thanks

        • Aqiyl says:

          I was taking the herbs daily while I was on my 3 month herbal cleanse. Basically twice a day. You will find how much you should take on the bottles. I have been drinking irish moss daily now. It is a natural food and I use it to supplement my minerals. Irish Moss has 92 of the 102 minerals the body is made of.
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          • Nellie Crick says:

            Just discovered your website, and I am glad I did. I needed to know if drinking burdock tea 3x a day, cleanses the liver. I am having a recurring problem with seborrhea dermatitis on scalp, which is thinning out my hair. One of my health books stated drinking burdock root tea will help.

            • Aqiyl says:

              Make sure you are drinking a gallon of water a day. Burdock is a diuretic and strips water from the body. Burdock root, dandelion, sarsaparilla, and yellow dock are a good combination of herbs to use to strengthen and cleanse the liver. You must drink the required amount of water or you can cause damage.

              • Nellie Crick says:

                Ooooh, I have not increased my intake of water while using burdock, but thank you for informing me. I will begin to increase my water intake. I began using Burdock on 2.14.15, and I am hoping that in that short amount of time, no damage to my body has occurred. How will I know if I incurred any damages and to what part of my body?

            • Aqiyl says:

              I am replying to you comment below. Don’t about any damage you could have done to your body because you weren’t drinking enough water. The symptoms would vary, but fatigue due to dehydration could be a symptom. Just make sure you are drinking enough water now.


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