Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Burdock (Arctium lappa)

An old tradition maintains that burdock root should be gathered in autumn under the waning moon, dried, cut into pieces and strung on a red string. When worn, this burdock necklace will protect the bearer from evil and negativity.

The planet Venus rules over burdock. In medieval times a girl would pick a burr from burdock, give it her lover's name and throw it against her dress. If it stuck he was faithful, if not, he was untrue.

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Doctor, I want to detox..." is not an uncommon patient request in my office, especially after a long winter of limited exercise, indoor activity, and not-so-fresh food. But just how does one "detox," and is it a good idea?


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IT'S A FACT: WHAT YOU EAT HAS A POWERFUL effect on how you look and feel. When we talked to food researchers, health practitioners, and nutritionists, they agreed that certain foods are especially helpful if you want to be at your best. Our 50 food picks, based on these experts' recommendations, can help you achieve four important goals: a healthy weight, increased energy, better moods, and radiant skin.

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