The burdock, or Mistletoe, is one of the most common plant species in Russia. It is a perennial plant belonging to the family of Complexaceae and can grow up to two meters high.
The leaves are large and heart-shaped, covered with fine bristles that can cause skin irritation. The root system is very branched and penetrates deep into the ground.
Burdock has many useful properties, so its root, stems and leaves have long been used by folk healers.
And some of its species are used in the cosmetic industry. In particular, from the roots and leaves, oil is obtained, which is used to get rid of dandruff and strengthen the hair on the head.
In addition, burdock leaves and stems are valuable animal feed, rich in minerals and vitamins.
Burdock root contains a huge amount of vitamins, minerals and other useful substances that have a beneficial effect on the human body.
One of the main components of the root is inulin. It helps improve digestion, lowers blood sugar levels, strengthens the immune system and has an antioxidant effect. In addition, the rhizome contains: calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and potassium.
Burdock root is widely used in folk medicine in the treatment of diseases such as: arthritis, rheumatism, diabetes, gastritis, dermatitis and even cancer.