|Gobo for dogs|
|Burdock is a powerful herb,|
detox, burdock root is the king; sovereign as a liver tonic|
but caution is cautioned, it is a powerful herb. (It is the principle ingrediant in the famous cancer formula, Essiac.)
caution: Jodie's tonque went brown when she grated quantities into salid. - detoxification can cause symptoms - "detox symptoms" of a healing crisis
So how much to give to the dog?
Start cautiously.Give a pinch to a Peke.
How? Make a tea for (yourself and?) your dog, see below, or
it into pooch's stew!
am giving it to Rita and Lucky.
|In japan and Korea is is used in cooking as a root vegtable (like parsley? or parsnip? I think. [reseach how?])In Toronto, the Korean supermarket (south west corner of Manning and Bloor) is a good place to buy Gobo (though I don't know to what extent it is organic ... or toxic (fertilizers? pesticides? whatever. Organic, at the Big Carrot, forinstance, is much more expensive).|
|Caution: they say that grapes can kill dog, can cause kidney failure: then as Dr. Duckworth says, "Anything might cause anything."|
named for the burs, and the similarity to dock, as in yellow dock,which is so common in England, Rumex ?, another powerful hepatic (liver)
minor (Common Burdock)
fresh root tea tastes like an elixir of life!
It is a an hepatic (a liver tonic and cholagogue - stimulates the release of bile), a lymphatic, an anti-cancer agent (the primary ingrediant in Essiac, for example)
off about a 2 inch segment of the root. Slice it in half (or possibly quarters).
Cover with water (2 to 6 cups, half a pint, half a liter - approximately).
Bring to a boil, then let it steep.
if you are drinking burdock
particularly if you ail
you should see a doctor
anyone could be
allergic to anything
and as Dr. Duckworth says
anything can cause anything
you can find Burdock root amongst the produce in some health food stores, in some Korean (and Japanese) store where it is known as Gobo
you can harvest the root of this common plant, which takes much digging.
You need to harvest, ideally, the first year plant in the autumn or the second year plant in the spring, when the root is ripest.
detox we stimulate
is a hepatic
This picture is probably late summer towards towards autumn. In the bottom right there are some first year plants, and behind to the left several sprouted to flower towards seed.
think Burdock makes wonderful tea,
several of the images on this page are from www.ontariowildflower.com/
purple sage's page is wonderful. a great herbal resource.
In fact it was when dogs' fur and plants like the burdock were studied more closely that Velcro was invented.
as usual wikipedia has a
wicked article on Burdock