Burdock

Arctium lappa / Biennial

Roots of this plant are said to have “blood purifying” properties. Also useful for skin diseases such as eczema. Recent medical evidence supports folkloric use for tumors. It is one of the four herbs in the Essiac anti-cancer formula. As always, consult a certified herbalist before attempting to use medicinal herbs. In a lightly shady garden, burdock’s large leaves provide a beautiful backdrop for more delicate plants.