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Burdock root, known scientifically as Arctium lappa, has a rich history in traditional medicine and culinary practices. In traditional medicine, burdock root is valued for its numerous health benefits. It is often used to support liver function, aid in digestion, and promote healthy skin. Its active compounds, such as inulin, flavonoids, and lignans, are believed to possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Apart from its medicinal uses, burdock root is also consumed as a vegetable in various cuisines. Its earthy, slightly sweet flavor adds depth to stir-fries, soups, and teas. Furthermore, due to its potential skin-enhancing qualities, burdock root extract is a popular ingredient in cosmetics, particularly face masks. Its natural cleansing and detoxifying properties are thought to help rejuvenate the skin, leaving it refreshed and revitalized.

Good source of dietary fiber, vitamins (like vitamin B6, magnesium) and minerals.

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In astrology and mythology, Venus is often connected to matters of the heart, relationships, and aesthetics. It represents qualities such as romance, attraction, creativity, and appreciation of art and beauty. Venus is also associated with material abundance, luxury, and pleasure. Additionally, it governs the zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra, further emphasizing its connection to earthly pleasures, harmony, and balanced partnerships.



Protection, healing, and purification.

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In Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham, burdock (Arctium lappa) is associated with the planet Venus. Venus is often connected with love, beauty, and fertility. According to Cunningham, burdock is used in rituals and spells related to protection, healing, and purification. It is believed to have a grounding and nourishing energy, which aligns with Venusian qualities of harmony and abundance. This association with Venus may be considered when incorporating burdock into magical practices or herbal remedies based on Cunningham's perspective.

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Commonly made into a tea or decoction, or used as a tincture

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