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Burdock Root

Burdock Root

Botanical Name

Arctium lappa


Usual Origin(s)




Also known as Greater Burdock, Edible Burdock, or Lappa Burdock. Most commonly used as a tea, and best stored in a cool, dry place. Burdock is one of the ingredients in the Essiac blend. Before starting any medicinal regimen with herbs, please seek professional advice from a licensed doctor or herbal practitioner.


Folk Names 

Bardana, Beggar's Buttons, Burrseed, Clotbur, Cockleburr, Great Burdock, Happy Major, Hardock, Hurrburr, Personata












Protection, Healing


Magical Uses

Cast around the home to ward off negativity. Add to protection in senses and use in such spells. Gather burdock roots in the waning moon, dry and then cut them into small pieces. String these on red thread (like beads) and where for protection against evil and negativity. The leaves of the burdock, when laid to the soles of the feet, help to cure gout.


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