A traditional remedy for infections.

For those winter colds and flu, drink 1 cup of Burdock root tea. As soon as you feel cold coming on, place one bag (or 1 teaspoon dried root) in a quart jar and fill with boiling water. Allow the tea to steep for one hour. Measure out 1 cup and reheat to pleasant temperature for drinking. Refrigerate remainder. Add honey and lemon to taste. Tea will turn dark green in refrigerator over night. Drink 1 cup three times daily to ward off cold and flu.

This same tea is also good for most skin diseases, such as eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis. Burdock root is available in your favorite health food store, or likely in your own backyard! To harvest and use the root, during the growing season, dig up a root. The younger the plant, the better the root will be for this purpose. Wash root. Score the root lengthwise with a sharp knife. Peel off the skin. A nice, smooth, white root will be exposed. Slice it up into thin pieces. Scatter on a paper towel and allow to dry out. Store in a tightly covered glass jar.