Ingredient of the Week: Burdock Root
The burdock plant has been used in ancient Chinese and European medicine for centuries. The herbs derived from the roots of the plant contain polyacetylenes, antifungal, and antibiotic qualities to help increase circulation and detoxify the body.
Burdock root has an assortment of benefits, not only for the skin but for overall health as well. It’s strong detoxifying properties help protect the body’s circulatory, urinary, respiratory and lymphatic systems as well as the epidermal tissues.
Since this root is enriched with healing properties, it helps to treat skin conditions such as:
- Dry Skin
Its natural diuretic qualities aid in eliminating toxins from the body through the digestive system that can often lead to inflammation and disease. Furthermore, studies have shown that burdock root contains the properties necessary to fight off acne-causing fungi and bacteria. Burdock root oil can also improve the integrity of the hair, promote shine and treat dry, itchy scalp and dandruff.
Other benefits include:
- Cleansing Blood
- Fights Infections
- Aids in Digestion
- Assists with PMS Symptoms
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Helps Reduce Kidney/Gallbladder Stones
Many people drink burdock root tea to receive its many benefits. Burdock root is also a botanical ingredient we use in our LEROSETT® Clear Skin Face Wash.