Arctium lappa

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Related to Arctium lappa: Camellia sinensis, Symphytum officinale, burdock root


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.

Arctium lappa,

n See burdock.

Arctium lappa

a temperate zone plant with burrs which causes granular stomatitis in the dog. Called also burdock.
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Seeds of Arctium lappa were collected from the Neuenheimer Feld, Heidelberg, Germany in July 2011.
In this study a fraction containing the lactone sesquiterpene onopordopicrin (ONP) from Arctium lappa was administered orally as either 25mg/kg daily or 50mg/kg daily 48, 24 and 1 hour before the induction of colitis in rats by the administration of 2,4,6 trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS).
Arctium lappa contains lignans (arctigenin, arctiin), inulin (in the roots), organic, fatty and phenolic acids.
Study on effect of Arctium Lappa on experimental diabetic mice.
Anti-proliferative and a poptotic effects of butyrolactone lignans from Arctium lappa on leukemic cells.
Two polyacetylenic phytoalexins from Arctium lappa.
Inhibitory effect of Arctium lappa Linne on compound 48/80-induced mast cell activation and vascular permeability.
In this study, the ameliorative effects of arctiin, a natural compound isolated from the fruits of Arctium lappa, on rat glomerulonephritis induced by cationic bovine serum albumin (cBSA) were determined.