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DescriptionA vegetable closely related to the artichoke in both taste and appearance and a member of the thistle family, burdock root is a rather unknown vegetable with enormous benefits. Typically burdock is seen in Japanese dishes, burdock root is known for its crisp texture and off-white coloring. Burdock root is seen to have medicinal benefits and is used very often as an herb to great effect. .

Kitchen PharmacyBurdock root is used as a medicinal herb and is believed to help blood purification as well as blood circulation. In addition it is sometimes been used as a treatment for the scalp.

Nutrition: 1 Cup of cut Burdock Root contains

Origin: Northern Asia and Europe
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctium
  2. http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/burdock
  3. http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/burdock-root.html

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