Burdock is widely used as a food in Asia and I am increasingly seeing the fresh root in organic sections of supermarkets in the U.S.
Burdock is antimicrobial, antitumor, antipyretic, diuretic and diaphoretic. It is the most prominent active ingredient in our popular Wound Balm for Animals. Burdock is the key ingredient in the well known Hoxsey formula.
Burdock is indicated for fever; fluid retention; dermatitis and many other microbial infections. Burdock is herpes active in-vivo and HIV 1 active in-vitro.
Dosage recommended is 0.5 cc per 50 pounds weight twice daily.
Contact dermatitis sometimes occurs. Burdock is generally considered a safe and edible plant.