Arctium Lappa USDA Organic Herbal Supplement Kosher Certified Organic by QAI Burdock root is a popular folk remedy, and the fresh root is also a tasty vegetable. It is a superior tonic herb and alterative herb. Burdock has a special affinity for the skin and is used in all types of skin preparations. It also makes a pleasant tasting tea. To use as a tea, add 1 tsp. of herb to a tea infuser and place the infuser in a tea cup. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the infuser. Cover and let steep for 35 minutes.