Burdock is greatly
cherished in the Orient, especially in Japan where it is known as "Gobo" and the
root is used in everyday cooking. The name is a combinition of bur, from its tenacious
burrs, and dock, Old English referring to its large leaves. And, as its name suggests, it
is a plant which bears seeds in big round bristly cones that stick to clothing and animal
fur. Many modern-day herbalists continue to use Burdock for its health benefits.