Recipe: Burdock Root Pickles


According to, “Longevity, steady energy, sexual vitality, and freedom from chronic disease and cancer are a few of the reported effects of long-term frequent use of burdock.”

How to make burdock pickles

  1. Wash the roots.
  2. Slice up the roots in bite sized pieces, about a quarter to a half-inch thick.
  3. Then, put some water in the bottom of a pan and steam the root slices until they become a little soft, but still crispy. You’re basically breaking open the cell walls a little.
  4. DO NOT dump the water from the pan.
  5. Fill a pint sized jar with your burdock slices.
  6. Put in 4-6 cloves of peeled garlic as well as 4-6 ginger slices Next, make a brine containing 1/3 tamari, 1/3 apple cider or balsamic vinegar, and 1/3 water from the bottom of the pan you steamed the burdock in.
  7. Fill up your jar with this brine.
  8. Refrigerate, and in a few days, enjoy!

These burdock root pickles are a great way to keep your immune system healthy during this seasonal transition to winter!.

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