By Slavic Witch
Burdock is a staple for me and I use a lot of it in my work. I know it can be consumed however that is not what I use it for.
WHEN TO FORAGE & HOW TO CLEAN/DRY BURDOCK ROOT
I would say that 90% of the time I forage for burdock root just as the spring has finally brought all the rain and started to warm the earth. This makes pulling out last seasons root easy…. mostly. You can forage for the root once the leaves have started to come up again later in the spring, but those are very… very… difficult to get out and if you are using it for spell work its okay to use last seasons roots. If you are consuming it, its best to forage them in season and dry them out. There is definitely a difference in flavor. Bring a big shovel, water…
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