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Burdock (Articum lappa) is native to Europe and Asia, and if allowed, can grow in almost any uncultivated space. It was used by India's traditional Ayurvedics and by the early Chinese for its very valuble healh properties. In addition to its healthful effects, the stalks make a delicate vegetable, similar in flavor to asparagus when boiled, and a pleasant salad when eaten raw with vinegar. Burdock is greatly cherished in the Orient, especially in Japan, where it is known as "Gobo" and the root is used in everyday cooking. The name is a combination of bur, from its tenacious burrs, and dock, Old English referring to its large leaves. And, as its name suggests it is a plant which bears seeds in big round bristly cones that stick to clothing and animal fur. Many modern-day herbalists continue to use Burdock for its health benefits.
The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance the flavor. Add honey to sweeten.