Traditional Uses: Treat skin conditions, digestive problems, cancer, diabetes, hypoglycemia, kidney stones, rheumatism and gout, acne, eczema and psoriasis, boils and sores, gonorrhea and syphilis, arthritis, boost immune system, a source of vitamins and minerals, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, fight tumors, a blood purifier, lower blood sugar, source of fiber, Increase perspiration, remove toxins, reduce swelling of joints, mild laxative, mild diuretic, an aphrodisiac, reduce cell mutation, remove excess water weight
Constituents: Lignans (arctigenin, arctiin, Lappaol F & matairesinol), Polysaccharides (up to 50% inulin) & Mucilage ,Tannins, Sulphur containing polyacetylenes, Volatile oil (terpenoids), Sesquiterpene lactones (arctiopicrin), Nutrients (vitamins & minerals), Flavonoids, Hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives
Medicinal actions: Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Anti-tumorogenic, Bitter, Diuretic,Hepatic & Hepatoprotective, Hypoglycemic, Hypolipidemic, Immuno-stimulant, Laxative (mild)
Tea: Steep cleaned Burdock root in about 3 cups of water, drink 2 to 3 cups a day.
Capsule: Follow directions on package.
Tincture: (1:2, 40%), 2-4 ml QD, 25 ml weekly max. Typically, burdock is combined in tincture form with other herbs. The tincture may also be applied to a cloth and wrapped around affected skin area or wound.
Decoction: 1 tsp root/cup, simmer 20 minutes, 1 cup TID for several weeks.
- Botanical Name:
- Arctium Lappa
- Country of Origin:
- United States
- Common Names:
- Wild Burdock, gobo, burr, beggar’s buttons
- None known
- Use caution in history of bleeding disorder, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, hypoglycemia, pregnancy & lactation, and in diabetes. Burdock is a strong detoxifier and could aggravate some skin conditions before the healing process begins.
- General Safety:
- We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.