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Chinese medicine
A biennial herb rich in essential oils, arctiol, fukinone, volatile (acetic, butyric, isovaleric) and propionic acids, inulin (up to 50% by weight), non-hydroxyl (lauric, myristic, palmitic, and stearic) acids, polyacetylenes, tannic acid and taraxasterol; the seeds and roots are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antitussive, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant and laxative. Burdock is used for abscesses, bronchitis, chickenpox, low back pain, pulmonary congestion, syphilis and urethritis; the seeds are used to treat colds, measles, sore throat and tonsillitis; the roots and leaves are used for rheumatic complaints and gout.

Herbal medicine
Burdock is used by Western herbologists internally for bacterial and fungal infections, cystitis, fever, recuperation from strokes, renal disease, as a gastrointestinal tonic, to detoxify various organs; it is used topically for skin conditions such as acne, bites, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, gout and leprosy.

Burdock should not be used in pregnancy, as it stimulates uterine contraction, or in young children.


Herbal agent made from Arctium lappa or A. minus; produced in several forms (e.g., cream, tonic, liquid); used against a huge range of disorders (e.g., arthritis, pain syndromes, rash); has been involved in poisoning; safety and efficacy not established.
Synonym(s): beggar's buttons, cocklebur (2) , wild gobo.


n Latin names:
Arctium lappa, Arctium minus; parts used: seeds, leaves, roots (dried); uses: (seeds) hypotensive, myodepressant, renotropic; (roots) antiseptic, antitumor, hypoglycemic, toxicopectic; precautions: patients with diabetes or cardiac disorders. Also called
Bardana, beggar's buttons, cuckold, edible burdock, fox's clote, gobo, great bur, great burdock, happy major, hardock, lappa, love leaves, personata, Philanthropium, thorny burr, or
wild gobo.


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The herbs prescribed were Urtica dioica, Phytolacca decandra, Rehmannia glutinosa, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Artemesia annua, Andrographis paniculata, Filipendula ulmaria, Echinacea purpurea, Tabebuia impetiginosa and Arctium lappa.
Arctium lappa has an anti-inflammatory and radical scavenge effects (32).
Under the pretext of a yen for blowing bubbles --which would have been a better (much better) idea--I shot a week's allowance for this five-cent corncob pipe and headed directly for the haymow to look for ripe seed from the burdock, of the genus Arctium, meaning "arcs when heated.
Arctium lappa is a well-known traditional medicinal plant in China (TCM) and Europe that has been used for thousands of years to treat arthritis, baldness or cancer.
Tonic, antispasmodic, carminative and stimulant Arctium lappa Linn.
INCI name: (Trichogen VEG LS 9733): Water (and) panax ginseng root extract (and) arginine (and) acetyl tyrosine (and) arctium majus root extract (and) hydrolyzed woy protein (and) calcium pantothenate (and) zinc gluconate (and) niacinamide (and) ornithine HC1 (and) citrulline (and) glucosamine HCl (and) biotin Paraben free.
Arctium root 300 mg dandelion root 300 mg silymarin 100 mg celandine 100 mg fringe tree 100 mg beet root 100 mg
Traditionally Galium aparine and Arctium lappa would have been used to 'purify the blood', Silybum marianum to support and strengthen the liver, Thymus vulgaris as an antiseptic skin wash, Capsicum frutescens as an infusion, wash or topical application.
Chemical constituents of antihyperglycemic active fraction from Arctium lappa.
Canadensis (Elderberry) II-32 Scutellaria Baicalensis (Scullcap) II-32 Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) II-32 Trigonella Foenum-Graecum (Fenugreek) II-33 Urtica Dioica (Nettle) II-33 Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus) II-33 Other Herbal Supplements II-33 Alfalfa II-33 Arctium Lappa (Burdock) II-33 Astragalus Membranaceus (Evening Primrose) II-33 Bupleurum Falcatum II-33 Capsicum Annum (Capsaicin) II-33 Cayanne II-34 Cinnamon II-34 Crataegus Oxycanthus (Hawthorn) II-34 Kava II-34 Cat's Claw II-34 5.
Anti-inflammatory intestinal activity of Arctium lappa L.
Rhizodermin LS 6277 INCI name: water (and) propylene glycol (and) symphytum officinale extract (and) arctium majus root extract (and) ammonium glycyrrhizate (and) allantoin Use levels: 3-7% Applications: after-sun care products; anti-irritation, soothing, repair, hydro-retention/softness Comments: Rhizodermin LS 6277 is a complex active ingredient of botanical origin, obtained by extraction and purification of the rhizomes of three plants.