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burdock

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.

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

bur·dock

(bŭr'dok)
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.

burdock,

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.

burdock

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Exceptions were Anemone canadensis (on all substrates), Arctium minus (on mouse and raccoon), Bidens frondosa and Sanicula marilandica (on deer, mouse and pants), C, eum aleppicum (on pants), Glycyrrhiza lepidota and Xanthium strumarium (on mouse and pants) and Lappula echinata (on mouse).
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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.
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