Thursday, July 8, 2010


Burdock Root is traditionally used to promote hair growth and reduce hair from falling out but it's variety of uses has made it very popular throughout the world!

Loaded full of calcium, potassium, amino acids, polyphenols (a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant derived from plants), mucilage, arcigen, essential oil, flavonoids, iron, inulin, lactone, chlorogenic acid, polyacetylenes (an effective antibacterial and antifungal ingredient), resin, tannin, and taraxosterol.

Burdock Root is also rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids (including rare long chain EFAs) required to maintain a healthy scalp and promote the growth of naturally curly, wavy, Afro textured hair.

For your hair:

Burdock root oil extract aka: Bur oil, is used as a scalp treatment to improve the strength, sheen and body of the hair.

Burdock root is also purported to stimulate hair growth, when used weekly, as a final rinse.

What is a final rinse & why is it good for my hair?:

Final rinses are used to replace the conventional commercial conditioners as a final rinse adds nutrients to your hair & scalp unlike those conventional commercial conditioners.

When Burdock root is infused with hot distilled water it releases the Burdock root mucilage (slippery plant proteins) & oils which helps to promote effective recovery of scalp irritation, supplying nutritional support to the hair follicles and sebaceous glands hence promoting natural hair growth.

Recipe :

Burdock & Honey (Agave) Infusion  (To be used as a Leave In conditioning rinse and/or skin spritz)

Take a heaped teaspoon of Burdock Root & put it in a big ol' mug or Pyrex jug.
Boil 500ml of water
Pour the hot water over the Burdock root
Let it brew for at least a five to ten minutes
Strain the Burdock with a strainer so that you only have the nourishing infused liquid left.
Add a drop of honey or Agave to the infusion and use as a final rinse on freshly washed (not conditioned) hair or as a skin toner.


Put the liquid infusion into a spray bottle and spritz your skin, hair & scalp where ever the nourishing moisture of Burdock is required most.

For your skin:

Organic Burdock is a very effective treatment for the relief of acne, dry skin and eczema when used in an oil or water infusion.



Ladies, I use this rise every now and then on my hair as well as my two oldest daughters hair....and let me tell you this rinse is really  great!  after using this our hair feels stronger, and shinier ! ...this is one out of my many all time favorite herbs ! 



ChocolateOrchid said...

Loves the burdock root. I use this in my herbal rinse, also.
And I'm still lovin' Qhemet's Burdock Root Buttercreme.

Unknown said...

@ ChocolateOrchid...Yes, I love burdock...I have heard quite a bit about that Qhemets ...That may be my next products to try ...we will see. Take care.

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