Burdock Root

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  • Burdock is a plant. The root is sometimes used as food. The root, leaf, and seed are used to make medicine.



  • Breast cancer
  • Diabetes: Early research suggests that eating batter prepared from dried burdock root together with butter, water, salt, artificial sweetener, and ginger extract prevents a spike in blood sugar after eating in people with diabetes.
  • Fluid retention
  • Fever
  • Anorexia
  • Stomach conditions
  • Gout
  • Acne
  • Severely dry skin
  • Psoriasis
  • To increase urine flow
  • Kill germs
  • “Blood Purification”
  • Colds
  • Joint pain (rheumatism)
  • Bladder infections
  • Complications of syphilis
  • High blood pressure
  • “hardening of the arteries” (arteriosclerosis),
  • Liver disease
  • To increase sex drive
  • Burdock is applied to the skin for dry skin (ichthyosis), acne, psoriasis, and eczema.


  • Burdock contains chemicals that might have activity against bacteria and inflammation.

Other Names

Arctium, Arctium lappa, Arctium minus, Arctium tomentosum, Bardana, Bardana-minor, Bardanae Radix, Bardane, Bardane Comestible, Bardane Géante, Bardane Majeure, Beggar’s Buttons, Burdock Root Extract, Burr Seed, Clotbur, Cocklebur, Cockle Buttons, Edible Burdock, Fox’s Clote, Gobo, Glouteron, Grande Bardane, Great Bur, Great Burdocks, Happy Major, Hardock, Harebur, Herbe aux Teigneux, Herbe du Teigneux, Lappa, Love Leaves, Niu Bang Zi, Orelha-de-gigante, Personata, Philanthropium, Rhubarbe du Diable, Thorny Burr.


Source: WebMD, “Burdock”, www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/

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