Rachel Lambert: forager, author, guide

Foraging Burdock Roots

Roots of our labour
Burdock Arctium lappa, Arctium minus

When the cold starts to hit and autumn is on the cusp of winter I go in search of burdock roots. Long tap roots that help detox the body. After all, it's roots time of year isn't it. Wild burdock roots are a good addition to the potatoes and nourishing root veg that are in season.

Here I share;

  • How to identify burdocks
  • Why harvest them
  • Where burdocks grow
  • When to harvest them
  • Which parts are edible
  • How to harvest them
  • How to use burdock roots

If you'd like some burdock recipe ideas, do also take a look at my 3 simple recipes for burdock roots.

Pile of freshly dug up burdock roots

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