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Burdock has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries. Burdock is one the best blood purifiers without causing nausea or irritation. It helps to reduce swelling and deposits in the joints in arthritis. Used internally and externally for skin problems. The burrs are used for water retention. The leaves are used externally for burns, skin problems and wounds. This herb helps to eliminate a dampness condition, or a condition of excess water and fluids in the body and helps to reduce inflammation. It may be helpful as a skin wash for acne, poison ivy, and poison oak.

Herbalists consider dried burdock to be a diuretic and a blood purifying agent. Burdock root oil extract, also called Bur oil, is popular in Europe as a scalp treatment applied to improve hair strength, shine and body and it helps to reverse scalp conditions such as dandruff and combat hair loss. Burdock leaves are used by some burn care workers for pain management and to speed healing time in natural burn treatment.


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