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Burdock Root

£3.50 50g           

Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)

Burdock Root (Arctuium lappa)

Burdock Root (Arctuium lappa)

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Arctium Lappa

Common name: Greater Burdock, Thorny Burr, Cockle buttons, Beggar's buttons

Family: Asteraceae

Parts used: Dried roots as well as leaves, heads and seeds. 

Habitat: Originally native to Europe, and is now common in North America and Asia. It can be found along roadsides and waste places.

 Inulin, phenolic acids, polyacetylenes, essential oil, bitter glycosides, amino acids, fibre, and flavonoids. 
Also contains vitamins A, B2, B3, C, E and P, as well as iron, calcium, copper, iodine, silicon, sulphur and zinc. 

Actions: Diuretic, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Antiseptic, Orexigenic, Depurative, Anti- Inflammatory, Anti- oxidant. 

Traditional and current uses

• Skin eruptions including eczema, psoriasis, boils, acne, dermatitis and abscesses. 

• Cystitis

• Anorexia - helps stimulate appetite

• Digestive

• Helps body to detoxify 

• Rheumatism and arthritis

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