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Burdock Seed

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:50 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)




Burdock seed (Arctium lappa)



Those stick-in-your-hair-and-on-your-dog-and-on-your-sweater-too burdock burrs hold a wealth of seeds revered for their medicinal powers. Many plants have seeds that are easier to harvest than their roots, but burdock is not one of them.


Digging first year roots (not yet) is hard work, but getting at the seeds is stickery prickery work.


For details on exactly how to handle the seed heads and how to make Burdock Seed Scalp Tonic, please check out the burdock section in Healing Wise.

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