Origin of burdockbur + dock
any of several plants (genus Arctium) of the composite family, with large basal leaves and purple-flowered heads covered with hooked prickles
Any of several plants of the genus Arctium of the composite family, having edible roots and pink or purplish flower heads surrounded by prickly bracts that form burs.
Origin of burdockbur 1 dock 4
- Burdock Root - This herb is eaten as a vegetable in some cultures and is considered safe for human consumption in herbal teas, though it can sometimes be confused with another root belladonna, which is not safe for consumption.
- Burdock roots closely resemble the roots of a highly poisonous plant known as Atropa belladonna, or deadly nightshade, do not consume the roots unless you are sure you can identify the herb and it is from the burdock plant.
- Several herbs, including chamomile (Matricaria recutita), dandelion (Taraxacum mongolicum), and burdock (Arctium lappa), act as bitters, stimulating the movement of the digestive and excretory systems.
- Herbal supplements that benefit individuals who have iron deficiency anemia include alfalfa, burdock root, dandelion, dong quai, mullein, nettle, raspberry leaf, shepherd's purse, and yellow dock.
- Slouchy Leather Burdock Bag: Available in the colors tea rose, walnut and nutmeg, this handbag combines the easy going nature of the 1970s with the natural finish of the 1990s.