Burdock root is a delicate vegetable when boiled, similar in flavor to Asparagus, and also makes a pleasant salad or eaten raw with oil and vinegar. Burdock root is considered powerful medicine in both Eastern and Western herbal traditions. In the East burdock is considered bitter and cool. It drains dampness and clears toxins from the body. In the West burdock is known to cleanse the blood. Sold by the pound.