“21 Health Benefits of Teasel Root or Xu Duan”

I’m just beginning to explore this plant. I have quite a number in the area between my garden and the field behind and they readily self seed.

Further information is also here

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About – Teasel Root is a thistle plant that grows in Europe, Asia, the US, Canada, and other parts of the world with a moderate climate.

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Teasel Root, Dipsacus Japonica, or Xu Duan as it’s called in Chinese Medicine has many health benefits… and teasel root has been used for hundreds of years.

Gathering – During late summer and early fall the roots are dug up and sliced and dried in direct sunlight. Then healing preparations are made from the dried root in the raw form or it can be cooked or fried.

Traditional Chinese Medicine – In TCM teasel root is thought to bring about good health and tone to the liver and kidneys. Teasel root is pungent, warm, and bitter and increases circulation, plus it’s great for building strong tendons and bones.

In TCM teasel root is sometimes used for a group of symptoms such…

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