Burdock Takinogawa 10 -200 Seeds Edible Gobo Kimpira 3-4' Roots


This variety of edible Burdock is an important vegetable essential in Japan in preparing Kimpira. Late maturing variety with a rich flavor. Plant reaches 3 feet in height. Quick growing roots reach 3 -4 feet and can be harvested in about 4 - 5 months when planted in the spring. Winter hardy Biennial. Popular sweet root vegetable in China as well. 

Flowers are a wonderful attractant for Butterflies and Bees. Flowering stems are edible with a similar taste to its cousin; Artichoke and Asparagus. Pealed leaf stalks can be used as a Cardoon substitute.  Young tender roots can be eaten like celery or used in salads when cut. Mature roots can be cooked like carrots in stir fries and soups or can be roasted and pickled.

Medicinal:  a blood purifier, detoxicant, used in treating skin disorders, and kidney stones. Has been also used by the Ojibwa tribe in Essiac tea for the treatment of some Cancers. Other parts used to prevent Baldness. rheumatoid arthritis, acne, skin infections, eczema, boils, bites, impetigo, herpes, sore throat, rashes, ringworm, poison ivy/oak, and as a tonic. The seeds are used in some Chinese cold/flu formulas as niubangz. 

a.k.a. Lappa, gobōBeggars Buttons, Greater Burdock. 
Very healthy


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