Japanese Herb Series 7 : "Burdock" , a highly beneficial herb
In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some of you may have to stay indoors more often. Now is the time to enjoy burdock dishes and burdock tea, as stress is increasing and the risk of constipation is high.
Burdock has been used internally and externally as a medicinal plant in the West for skin diseases such as eczema, boils, acne, and urticaria, and for metabolic diseases such as gout, with the intention of purifying the blood. It has also been used for diuretic, laxative, and diuretic purposes.
Not only the roots, but also the seeds and leaves are used in Chinese medicine. The roots contain a lot of dietary fiber, which is useful for improving constipation, preventing colon cancer, boosting immunity, detoxification, dieting, and rejuvenation, and is also effective against diabetes because of its diuretic and blood sugar lowering effects.
As mentioned above, burdock is used as a medicine, but in Japan, it is a kind of vegetable that is eaten daily. It is said that only in Japan is burdock used as food. The root is sold as "Gobo" and is an indispensable part of Japanese cuisine, but it is also used in Western-style dishes such as salads and soups.
▲ Burdock Leaves
Burdocks are in season from autumn to spring. Let's incorporate this herb with its rich benefits into our lives to keep our bodies in good shape.
Burdock Root Salad
Although there are a variety of active ingredients in herbs, some herbs cannot be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Please consult with your physician and use your own judgment. The author is not responsible for any loss or impairment caused by the use based on this blog.