Burdock – A Foraging Guide to Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses

The common name we are familiar with today, the English ‘bur’, originated from the French bourre, meaning ‘woolly’. Grieve attributes the French bourre to the Latin burre, or ‘lock of wool’ frequently found entangled with the plant where sheep have grazed. Burdock might be a form of beurre or butter, which comes from a farm … 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