unless you know what you're doing.
From what I've read, it looks like people have been using it a number of years for detoxing. But aside from that it's tea is supposed to have medicinal qualities. In addition it is said to increase lactation for breastfeeding women, but a uterine stimulant to stay away from during pregnancy. Burdock is used as a blood purifier, diuretic, and as a topical remedy for acne and other skin issues.
I do believe I am going to be buying some of this at our farmers market & add it to my detox diet. I will be able to use it in my tea & cut the root up like carrots in my soups & stews.