For every ailment that we may suffer from, there are at least ten remedies that we can buy or try. A lot of these remedies are mass produced in a factory, but this doesn’t mean that they are more effective than the tried and true methods that your grandmother used. Below are some of the best tried and true natural home remedies out there that you can try to use today, all involving a common weed that a lot of us can find in our own backyards: burdock.
Burdock is known to treat a number of skin problems that we all suffer from. From eczema to acne to boils, psoriasis and canker sores, you can use burdock in a number of ways to help treat and heal these ailments. We’ll cover a few different natural remedies where you can use burdock:
Remedy #1: To make a medicinal tea, pour 1 quart of water into a pot and bring it to a boil. Once it has reached a rolling boil, reduce the heat and add 4 teaspoons of cut and dried burdock root. Cover the top of the pot and allow the mix to simmer for 7 minutes or so. Now, remove the water from the heat and allow it to steep for up to 2 hours. Drink 2 or more cups of this tea per day to help with any sort of skin ailment.
TIP: You can also use the tea topically on the affected skin.
Remedy #2: Burdock root is also a great herb to treat gallstones and kidney stones. Boil 4 cups of water and then add 2 tablespoons of cut dried or fresh burdock root. Reduce the heat and then allow the water to simmer for 10 minutes or so. Remove the pot from heat, and then add 3 teaspoons of chopped up dried or fresh catnip leaf. Allow this tea to steep for 1.5 hours, and then strain the liquid.
For every cup of this tea that you drink, try to add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and ½ teaspoon of molasses o pure maple syrup to sweeten up your drink. The old tale says that once you drink the tea, you should follow it up with 1 tablespoon of pure virgin olive oil ten minutes later. If you drink this tea 3 times a day, you will be able to dissolve the stones and be able to pass them more easily.
Remedy #3: Burdock can certainly help you with any acne or blemishes on your skin. The best way to do this is to take dried burdock root and grind it into a powder. Combine it with dried dandelion root and dried red clover, and take it twice a day (you can even find this natural remedy on store shelves).
TIP: Red clover and dandelion root are also wonderful herbs to treat other ailments. Red clover has become one of the best natural ways to treat cancer, and it is also a natural blood thinning agent. Dandelion root can help with a number of skin problems, such as warts and liver spots.