Pickled Burdock (Gobo)
Authored by: Kristine Stein BSc, MS in Herbal Medicine & Nutrition, BCIA Certified Neurofeedback Clinician
It's that time of the year again. It is a time of transition where our bodies start acclimating to the cooler temperatures and shorter days. If the body is not balanced, the changes that these natural cycles produce can cause additional stress to an already stressed body. The liver is one of the organs that do a multitude of things, a true multitasker. It metabolizes hormones, produces precursors to hormones, helps eliminate toxins, and assists in digestion in addition to many more functions. In fact, researchers have discovered that there are more than 500 functions performed by the liver. Wow! So what can we do to support this vital organ? One major way is through nutrition.
The following recipe is one of my favorites to snack on. It is so tasty and relatively easy to make. Burdock helps the liver eliminate and flush out toxins more efficiently, maintains healthy blood, helps keep skin healthy and clear, supports the immune system...just to name a few.
- Burdock Roots
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Garlic Cloves
- Peeled Ginger
Enjoy and happy pickling!