Burdock is also known by its other name Articum and it’s a genus of a biennial plant. It’s native to Europe and Asia but is now used all over the world. It has many applications in traditional Asian medicine but is now mostly used in foods and drinks.
Its numerous health benefits have been discovered in the 20th century and that’s when it became a more common part of the cuisine for those who care about the health benefits of their diet. It’s also added to some beers for flavor.