Botanical Name: Arctium L Plant Family: Asteraceae Origin: China
Burdock is an important botanical in Western folk herbalism and traditional Chinese medicine, having been so for thousands of years. It is valued for its cleansing and skin smoothing properties. The entire plant is edible and is a popular vegetable throughout Asia. Burdock has become popular as an ingredient in hair tonics and in cosmetics for mature skin. It is best stored in a cool, dry place.