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Spicy Recipes Burdock
(Arctium lappa)

Burdock root can be cooked as a vegetable or in soups.


Burdock Recipe
(Vegetarian, Serves 4)

  • 3 Burdock Roots, finely shredded
  • 1 carrot, finely shredded
  • 2 Onions, medium diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely shredded
  • chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • soy sauce (Kikkoman)

In a wok or frying pan, place 1 tablespoon of olive or sesame oil, over medium heat. When the oil is hot add the onions, carrot and garlic and sauté for five minutes. Then add the burdock, stir fry for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of water and simmer for 30 minutes. Add 1 teaspoonful soy sauce, chili powder  for seasoning toward the end of cooking.

Serve immediately with pasta or rice together with fresh cottage cheese.


Eat fresh vegetables every day: Spinach, chives and garlic, scallion and leek, red beet, tomatoes and onions, red or white cabbage, celery and carrots, bean sprouts (fresh), broccoli and green peas, fennel and cauliflower, potatoes and squash, turnip and cucumbers, artichokes, Brussels sprouts and red or yellow peppers.

Tofu or bean curd, sesame oil (sparingly), honey (sparingly), mushrooms (fresh), ginger root (fresh), salt & pepper (sparingly), red chilies (fresh or dried), mixed herbs (fresh or dried), olive oil, parsley (fresh), sage (fresh), nettles (fresh in soups).

Do not use processed foods or drinks. Use whole-wheat bread and other whole- grains. Whole-wheat noodles, spaghetti (pasta) and fresh cottage cheese. Use olive oil (or any polyunsaturated oil).


Eat fresh fruit every day: apples, pears, plums, peaches, grapes, lemons, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, wild berries, pineapples, papayas, bananas, cherries, lychees, mangoes, guavas, gooseberries, figs, melons, and strawberries.


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