Want to learn how to make burdock root tincture and use it at home? Continue reading and find out the simple burdock root tincture recipe.
Burdock root (Arctium lappa) is one of the most amazing detox plants there is, as it helps the body flush out excess fats from the bloodstream and also supports the liver to metabolize fats and thus reduce inflammation in the body. Burdock root tincture especially is a fantastic natural remedy for diabetes and high cholesterol (which are linked, by the way) as well as viral infections, as you will see below. Before we show you how to make burdock root tincture at home, here is how to harvest burdock root yourself and process it at home.
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How to Harvest Burdock Root
The season for harvesting burdock root is either late autumn or early spring. The root is where the burdock stores its nutrients. Harvest only from plants that are one year old, that is before they start to flower. In the first year of life, the burdock plant develops its root system and leaves, so that in the second year it produces flowers and seeds, after which it dies. After harvesting, thoroughly wash the burdock roots in cold water.
Split them lengthwise and put them to dry in a thin layer, in a warm and cool place. The roots are completely dried when they become stiff and brittle and make an empty sound when you snap them. Store the burdock roots in paper bags in a dry and clean place.
How to Make Burdock Root Tincture
Finely grind the burdock roots using a coffee grinder. Sieve to separate the fine burdock powder. Store the fine burdock root powder in a sealed glass jar. Usually, burdock root powder loses its healing properties in 14 days after grinding, as oxidizes fairly quickly, so grind only before making the tincture. Prepare the burdock root tincture as follows.
- Put 20 tablespoons of burdock root powder in a jar, and pour 2 cups of 40-degree alcohol over it.
- Seal the jar tight and let the root powder soak in the alcohol for two weeks in a warm place and shake daily.
- Strain the tincture through a sterile gauze and pour in a glass bottle in the fridge to settle for 6 days, for complete clarification.
- Once again strain the tincture through a sterile gauze and pour it into small amber glass bottles.
The validity period of the burdock root tincture is 2 years from the date of preparation. Keep in the fridge and shake the bottle before use. The regular daily dose is 1 tsp of burdock root tincture diluted in a little water, 4 to 6 times a day, but this depends on the health condition.
3 Burdock Root Tincture Uses
Burdock root tincture cure is amazing for diabetes, as studies show. The dosage is one teaspoon of tincture, 4-6 times a day for 3-6 weeks, at least one time per season. Alternate with the administration of other antidiabetic plants, such as artichoke (Cynara scolymus), mulberry leaves (Morus alba), and bilberry leaves (Vaccinium mirtyllus). The results are even stronger if you combine the burdock root tincture with dandelion root tincture (prepared in the same way).
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2. High Cholesterol
Burdock root tincture is known to lower cholesterol, as a study shows. To lower cholesterol naturally, combine equal amounts of dandelion root, burdock root, and nettle root tinctures. You can prepare each of these tinctures following the recipe and method abovementioned. The dosage is a spoonful of the tincture in a cup of water for 21 days, before each meal of the day. Find out the truth about cholesterol here.
3. Urogenital Infections with Bacteria
Burdock root tincture is especially effective against the Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis, and Ureaplasma urealyticum bacteria that cause urinary and genital infections. Add 1/2 tsp of burdock root tincture, juniper berry tincture, and bilberry leaves tincture in a cup of water. You can prepare the other two tinctures at home just like the burdock root tincture. The dosage is 3-4 cups a day on an empty stomach before meals.
Apply burdock root tincture on the areas affected by acne using a brush, then apply an antiacneic cream.
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