August 30 2014

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Burdock: Getting To The Root Of The Problem


BURDOCK ROOT/(bur-dok root)/n./ 1. Any root from a group of biennial thistle plants native to Europe and Asia in the genus Arctium that possesses broad leaves and coarse, prickly white or purple heads; /n./ 2. Used for centuries as an effective blood purifier, burdock root oil is rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids and has been known to improve hair growth, luster, and body by removing excess sebum and build-up, e.g., “Get back to your roots—burdock root, that is—for a healthy scalp and strong hair that shines.”

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