Latin Name : Arctium Lappa
Burdock roots carry numerous compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties. The root is very low in calories.Burdock is a good source of non-starch polysaccharides such as inulin, glucoside-lappin, mucilage that help act as a laxative. Additionally, inulin acts as prebiotic and helps reduce blood-sugar level, body-weight, and cholesterol levels in the blood.
- Burdock has been used in many folk remedies as one of the best blood purifiers. It contains certain diuretic principles, which help expel toxic products from the blood through urine.
- The herb is employed in the treatment of skin problems such as eczema (dermatitis), psoriasis, skin dryness, etc. The plant parts have been used as an herbal remedy for liver and gall bladder complaints.
- Effusion of burdock seeds has been used for throat and chest ailments.
- Burdock leaves and stems, in addition to their use as a vegetable, have appetite stimulant and are a good remedy for gas and indigestion (dyspeptic) complaints.