Burdock Root {Arctium lappa}

Burdock is well known for its burs that easily latch onto passersby and inspired the creation of velcro. Burdock Root acts as a diuretic, antibacterial, and has blood purifying properties. It is an alternative that is specifically noted for skin disorders such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema.

Considered a glandular alterative, Burdock is indicated in chronic glandular enlargements.
Has long been used as a food in European and Asian cuisines.

Family Asteraceae

Habitat Indigenous to Asia and Europe

Parts used  Root, seeds & leaves

Associated Systems
Immune System, Digestive System, Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System

Alterative, Cholagogue, Digestive Bitter, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Demulcent, Antitumour
Alterative, Vulnerary (poultice), Antimicrobial, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal, Antibacterial, Antioxidant
Alterative, Hepatic & Hepatoprotective, Vulnerary

Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis, Digestive tonic, Dry scaly skin, Cystitis, wounds and ulcers. *Note: Best used long-term.

Speculative – long term use in pregnancy

Warnings & Interactions: 1A {Safety Chart}

This monograph does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. It is always advisable to consult with your trusted Herbalist or healthcare professional prior to use. Click here to book your appointment.

. Find a complete list of references for this monograph and a review of its evidence based applications in “Naturopathic Botanical Medicine” by Dr. Anthony Godfrey, and Paul Richard Saunders with Kerry Barlow, Cindy Gilbert, Mathew Gowan and Fraser Smith.
. *https://www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/kings/arctium.html


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