One of the most respected drinks in herbal medicine is burdock root tea. According to sources, burdock root tea, is a very effective blood cleanser or blood purifier. Cleaning the blood is great for ridding the body of infections, skin disorders and many other blood related illnesses.
According to Mark Pedersen in his book, Nutritional Herbology, “Western herbalists have long used burdock for its demulcent(a substance that soothes tissue) action both externally and internally and for is alterative(cleansing or purifying) effects on the blood and urinary system. The most popular Western use of burdock root is as a primary herb in blood purifier formulas.”
Dr. Edward E. Shook, N.D., D.C. in his work Advanced Treatise In Herbology wrote, “nature has not produced for us many herbs whose food and medicinal value equal this one. It’s ancient history as a reliable remedy for bad blood, ulcers, tumors, and many skin diseases such as what we today call eczema, psoriasis, acne, lupus, etc., to say nothing of internal disorders such as syphilis, leprosy, cancer, etc., and the modern proofs of its marvelous efficacy in the treatment of humanities most fearsome and loathsome diseases is positive proof that very few if any herbs are more virtuous or possess more curative powers.”
Dr. John Christopher, N.D., another herbalist and naturopath doctor said, “to our certain knowledge, it has cured syphilis after all other treatments had failed. For the successful treatment of chronic skin diseases, especially eczema, burdock has no equal, while for boils its quick alterative and curative effect is truly remarkable.”
Drinking 2-3 cups of burdock root tea per day is extremely beneficial to help purify the blood.