Scientific name: Arctium lappa

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Eurasia

Medicinal use: The leaves have a mild laxative, diuretic and purifying effect, while the seeds prevent fever, The root is very crunchy and has a sweet, mild, spicy taste and with a little muddy hardness that can be reduced by soaking the roots in julienne / crumbled in water for five to ten minutes. A popular Japanese dish is kinpira gobō, julienned or grated from burdock root and carrot.