Dried Burdock Slices
Burdock contains a mixture of vitamins, minerals and a unique type of fiber to help promote your health. Research has shown that this root can benefit you in several ways, such as:
•Maintaining blood pressure: A single root (156 grams) of burdock contains an impressive 480 milligrams of potassium, a mineral known for its benefits for cardiovascular health. Studies have noted that increased potassium intake helped improve blood pressure levels for those who are affected with high blood pressure.
•Promoting gut flora health: In a study published in Anaerobe, researchers discovered that burdock contains inulin, a unique form of fiber. Studies have shown that inulin not only helps boost your good bacteria by serving as fuel, but also reduces the number of bad bacteria in your gut.
•Managing inflammation: Burdock root has been found to be effective in managing inflammation, according to a study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Researchers noted that the plant helped lower inflammatory markers among patients with knee osteoarthritis.
•Lowering the risk of cancer: Research has found that a lignan called arctigenin in burdock has anticancer properties, particularly inducing apoptosis in lung adenocarcinoma cells.