Burdock, Arctium are part of the family Asteraceeae and are native to Europe and Asia but have been introduced to many parts of the world including Australia.
A biennial plant meaning it takes two years to grow and usually up to one metre high with large heart shaped coarse green leaves and purple but prickly flower heads.
Burdock root has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb that is said to aid and detoxify the blood, Lymphatic system, is an Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant. Burdock oil is used to promote healthy hair, relieve scalp irritation in shampoos.
The dried burdock root can be used as a tea and has a pleasantly earthy, sweet flavour that’s similar to celeriac or Lotus root.
Here, the burdock root has been harvested and dried where you can drink, eat or dye! That is the beauty of most natural dyes.
A small amount is needed to produce a yellowish to honey coloured hues when the pieces are boiled and slowly simmered.
This pack will include:
silk, wool and cotton pieces
A piece of alum rock
50 grams of organic burdock root, harvested in Brisbane, Australia