Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Edible Backyard Treats part II: Burdock
The leaves can be mashed into a poultice for healing wounds.
The seeds of the burdock plants can be used for: cleansing the bloodstream, easing pain from arthritis, and treating gout, rheumatism, ulcers, acne, eczema, and psoriasis, aphrodisiac, barrenness and impotence.
So there you have it! I will be digging up some of our plants and using them in some yummy recipes and making teas and whatnot with them. Both hubby and I suffer from joint pain, ulcers and I have kidney issues, and like I said our friend has gout. So if you live near here then you most likely have burdock in your yard. Next time you go to chop it down... remember this is a powerful wonderful backyard edible!