Botanical Name: Arctium lappa
Common Names: Lappa, edible burdock
Burdock has been an important botanical in Western folk herbalism and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, primarily valued for its cleansing and skin smoothing properties. The entire plant is edible and is a popular vegetable in Asia, particularly in Japan. More recently, burdock has been an ingredient in hair tonics and in cosmetics for mature skin.
Burdock root can be consumed as a raw vegetable or cooked in stews, soups, and other recipes. It can also be used to make tea