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Burdock Root

Burdock Root


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Herbalists and others have long known that burdock is often used as a dietary aid to help cure different ailments such as sore throats, colds, blood purifiers, to combat hair loss and dandruff, to name a few. It also increases the flow of urine and is used as a tonic in mild doses and will increase sweating to remove toxins from the body.

Traditionally, the use of burdock as a medicine in China included the treatment of skin disorders, cleansing of the blood, as an effective treatment of impotence and barrenness in women. The use of the burdock root in Russia and India has also included treatment of certain types of cancer. The burdock is also a plant used in the treatment of burns, as it reduces pain and promotes healing.

Write wishes on Burdock leaves and burn them to make them come true. Infuse Burdock root in oil to make an ointment to relieve impotence and enhance male sexual performance. Carve the root into a figure and use as an amulet or talisman. Use in protection or health workings. Other magical properties include an association with feminine energies, Venus and the element of water. Represented in the tarot by the four of cups.

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