Burdock Root contains a number of medicinal properties that have been used for hundreds of years. Traditionally herbalists all over the world use burdock root as a blood purifier. It is the root of the burdock plant that is harvested for medicinal use. Burdock has been used by herbalists worldwide to treat a variety skin diseases such as abscesses, acne, carbuncles, psoriasis and eczema. Burdock can be either taken alone or combined with other remedies, such as bladderwrack, sea moss, yellow dock and sarsaparilla. The beneficial effects of this herb includes increasing circulation to the skin and helping to detoxify the epidermal tissues. Burdock Root has been reported to destroy bacteria and fungus cultures. It is a popular detoxifying agent that produces a diuretic effect on the body which aids the filtering of impurities from the bloodstream. By promoting perspiration, burdock root eliminates toxins through the skin by producing a detoxifying effect.