Burdock, scientifically known as Arctium lappa, Arctium minus, or Arctium tomentosum, is typically used for the ripe seed and fresh or dried roots. Burdock grows in northern Asia, Europe, and North America. The plant is about 80 to 150 cm tall with crimson flowers.
Burdock is used for complaints and ailments of the gastrointestinal tract, as a diaphoretic, diuretic, and blood purifier. Topically, Burdock is used for chronic skin conditions, such as acne and psoriasis.
In Chinese medicine, Burdock is used for sore throats, ulcers, carbuncles, and erythema of the skin.
Food Sources Topically, sensitization may occur with skin contact.
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Cautions Topically, sensitization may occur with skin contact.