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Burdock Root

Scientific name

Arctium lappa


Family

Arctium lappa

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Background

Also called lappa, clotbur, thorny burr, cockle buttons, beggar’s buttons

Burdock may be identified by its short, stocky branches that tend to spread 2 to 6 feet, with large, coarse, heart-shaped leaves. The fruit of this herb shows round purple flowers surrounded by spikey bracts. Burdock usually grows prominent in in wastelands and woods. Nettle is often the partnering herb.


Applicable parts used

Roots, seeds, and leaf


Sentiment

Importunity, touch me not


Effects

Organs & systems affected

Renal (kidneys)

Gastrointestinal (liver)

Integument (skin)


Flower essence

Helps to release intense anger and frustration


Mechanism of action

Alterative, tonic, diuretic, cholagogue, diuretic, "blood purifier", antimicrobial, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiplatelet, hormonal, immunologic, antitussive, and antifungal.


Nature

Bitter, sweet and cooling


Plant constituents

Bitter glycosides, flavonoids, polysaccharides, antibiotic substances, vitamins a and c, minerals, and arctiin


Traditional uses

Orally used to support and tone the liver, cleanse the blood, clear skin breakouts, and improve gallbladder and liver function.

Additional uses: anorexia nervosa, gastrointestinal (gi) complaints, arthritis, high blood sugar, bladder bacteria, high blood pressure, colds and acne and psoriasis. Topically, burdock is used for wrinkles, dry skin, acne, psoriasis, and eczema


Safety

Precaution & adverse reactions

Allergic reaction in those allergic to plants from the asteraceae/compositae family.


Interactions

Anti platelets and diabetics


Pregnancy and lactation

Insufficient reliable information available; avoid using.


Dosing

Herbal infusion: 1-2 tsp per cup, 10-12 minutes covered, 1-3 times per day

Tincture: 15-25 drops, 1-3 times per day

Condition specific:

· Wrinkled skin: an emulsion with burdock fruit extract 1.2% standardized to 0.25% arctin has been applied to the face twice daily for 4 weeks


Our favorite pairings

Dandelion root, yellow dock root, etc




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References

Https://naturalmedicines-therapeuticresearch-com.ezproxy.fau.edu/databases/food,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=111#dosing

Pursell, jj. The herbal apothecary: 100 medicinal herbs and how to use them. Timber press. Kindle edition.

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