Burdock (Arctium lappa)

This plant grows in Europe, northern Asia and North America. The plant grows to a height of 80 to 150 cm. The crimson flowers grow in longpeduncled, loose cymes.

Parts used:

Root

Botany

This plant grows in Europe, northern Asia and North America. The plant grows to a height of 80 to 150 cm. The crimson flowers grow in longpeduncled, loose cymes.

Constituents

Contains lignans (neoarchtiin A), polysaccharides (notably mucilages and Inulin), triterpenes (alpha-amyrin) and volatile oils (phenylacetaldehyde).

Possible Interactions

Herbs - None documented. Drugs - Possibly anticoagulant/ antiplatelet drugs.

Comments

Preliminary research suggests burdock might have anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging activity giving it a possible hepatoprotective quality. Antibacterial activity against Gramnegative (Escherichia coli, Shigella flexneri, Shigella sonnei) bacteria has been documented for burdock root.

➥ Pharmacopoeia and Other Monographs

BHP 1996, BHC 1992

PRODUCTS WITH THIS INGREDIENT

Particularly recommended for horse’s requiring a clear...