Burdock Root is one of the foremost cleansing herbs, providing nourishing support for the blood, the liver, and the natural defense system. Its rich in Vitamins B1, B6, B12, and E, plus manganese, copper, iron, zinc, sulfur, and more. Youll find Burdock Root in many tonic formulas and special blends designed for internal cleansing. In traditional herbal texts, Burdock Root is described as a blood purifier or alterative, and was believed to clear the bloodstream of toxins. The herb contains polyacetylenes that have both anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties. Burdock Root contains high amounts of inulin and mucilage. This may explain its soothing effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Bitter constituents in the root may also explain the traditional use of Burdock to improve digestion.