Presenter: Pete McKechnie, Hosted by: Kerrith McKechnie; Wild Edibles Workshop; Food; Nuttrition; Foraging; Gathering; Alternative Medicine; Herbal Medicine; Herbs
Wild Edibles Workshop Shenandoah County, VA Presenter: Pete McKechnie Hosted by: Kerrith McKechnie 0 B URDOCK • • Characteristics – A biennial plant. Root should be used before plant flowers as the flower will deplete root of energy source – leaves are egg-shaped with wavy margins. – purple flower – burrs Uses: Burdock is one of the foremost detoxifying herbs in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine. – Roots (sometimes the seeds) are used in tinctures. Burdock is a diuretic; choleretic (stimulates bile); and diaphoretic (causes perspiration). Roots can be used fresh..