Burdock Root is by far one of the most recommended herbs for promoting clear, beautiful complexion because it works from the inside out to get the root of many skin imbalances.
An overloaded liver can lead to a poor complexion and Burdock gently supports healthy liver function as well as helps the body flushes toxins via the skin. In fact, herbalists place Burdock Root in the same class as other popular cleansing skin tonics such as Dandelion Root, Oregon Grape, and Sarsaparilla.
It’s important to understand however that Burdock is no quick fix. Its gentle detoxifying action works gradually over time and in conjunction with a healthy skin diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fresh fruits, and a reduced intake of fried, processed foods. Many see noticeable results generally after 4-6 weeks.
As a note of caution, always consult your healthcare practitioner before use if pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.
Beautiful Skin Begins with Burdock
Using Burdock both internally and externally is a surefire way to jumpstart your blemish-free skincare program.
Since Burdock is a root, the best way to extract its beneficial compounds is to make a decoction. This is the traditional way to prepare roots and barks.
Directions for tea:
- 1 tablespoon of Burdock root**
- 1 cup of water
In a covered saucepan, bring to a gentle boil, then allow to slowly simmer for approximately 20 minutes. Strain and pour in a cup. Add a little bit of honey or other sweeteners to taste.
Hint: The mildly bitter taste of Burdock tea can be enhanced with Sarsaparilla or Cinnamon.
Directions for Burdock Face Wash:
- 1 tablespoon Burdock Root
- 1 tablespoon Chamomile
- 2 cups of water
- 3-5 drops Palmarosa essential oil (optional)
Bring water to a boil, remove from heat; add the herbs, cover and steep for 30 minutes; strain. (Add essential oil). Pour in a sterile container or spray bottle. Refrigerate and use when needed. Apply with a cotton pad or spritz on face to help calm oily, blemished skin.
Other Ways to Benefit from Burdock
Take your beauty regimen on-the-go with:
Burdock root capsules…a high potency form of Burdock and ideal if you’re a little squeamish about the herb’s bitter taste.
Burdock Root Liquid extract…a concentrated form of Burdock root that you can easily add to a little bit of water or juice.
These easy, convenient options may just be the ticket to better-looking skin.
**Caution: Consult a healthcare practitioner before using any of these herbs if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition.