Traditional and Modern Use of Burdock

Common Name Burdock Scientific Name Arctium lappa and Arctium minus Family Asteraceae Botanical Description Greater burdock grows up to 1-2 m bearing large, heart-shaped, dull green leaves with fine hairs. The flowers are globe-shaped and thistle-like, becoming bur-like seed heads. Lesser burdock grows up to 1-1.5 m tall with longer heart-shaped, dark green leaves and … Read more

Burdock Root Chips

For this Burdock Root recipe you can use either the roots of Greater Burdock (Arctium lappa) or Lesser Burdock (Arctium minus). The Burdock Root can be roasted with other vegetables at the same time. They offer a taste similar to parsnips which complements the crispy coating. The picture shows a rather measly presentation. There were … Read more

Edible Burdock Root Recipe

Burdock (Arctium) root is a tasty addition to a stir-fry. You can use either Greater Burdock (Arctium lappa) or Lesser Burdock (Arctium minus). IMPORTANT: When harvesting burdock root, make sure that you gather it only from first-year burdock. Second-year burdock is past its edibility prime and is not recommended as a foodstuff. Also, make sure … Read more