Burdock root, seeds, and leaves are recognized for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. The herb also has been used to protect liver cells from damage and to help purify the blood. The medicinal effects of Burdock root (Arctium lappa) on the organs of detoxification (liver, gut, and skin) makes it an excellent choice to support healthy skin.
Grown in Asia, Europe and North America, Burdock root is abundant in antioxidants and has been used for centuries as a botanical medicine. It helps protect the skin from damage that can result from UV exposure (sunbathing), tobacco, and exposure to other environmental toxins. Research has shown that antioxidants have powerful effects on the cellular processes involved with aging.
Skin conditions that could benefit from a treatment protocol that contains Burdock root include acne and eczema. Burdock root may be used orally or as a tincture or balm to be applied to the skin’s surface. As Burdock also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, It can reduce redness and swelling that is common to many types of skin conditions and flare-ups. Please consult with your holistic health provider before you use any Burdock formulation. To schedule an appointment, call 360.570.0401.
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