Scientific Name: Arctium lappa
Other Names: Bardana Beggar’s Buttons,, Burr Seed, Clotbur, Cocklebur, Cockle Buttons, Cuckold, Edible Burdock, Fox’s Clote, Gobo, Grass Burdock, Great Bur, Great Burdock, Happy Major, Hardock, Hareburr, Hurrburr, Lappa, Love Leaves, Niu Bang Zi (Chinese), Personata, Philanthropium, Thorny Burr, Turkey Burrseed, Wild Gobo
Parts Used: Fruit, Leaf, Rhizome/Root, Seeds
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Alterative, Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antifurunculous, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Antitumor, Aperient, Bitter, Cholagogue, Demulcent, Detoxifying, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Hepatoprotective, Hypoglycemic, Tonic (Digestive)
Uses: Abscesses, Acne, Adrenal Issues, Anorexia Nervosa, Arthritic Conditions, Boils, Bruises, Cancer, Canker Sores, Carbuncles, Cystitis, Dandruff, Dermatitis, Eczema, Fevers, Gonorrhea, Gout, Hemorrhoids, HIV, Impotence, Indigestion, Infections, Inflammatory Conditions, Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Leprosy, Lower Back Pain, Measles, Mumps, Obesity, Pain, Psoriasis, Rashes, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Scurvy, Skin Conditions, Sores, Sties, Syphilis, Ulcers, Wounds
Contraindications: May cause allergic reactions in people sensitive to plants in the Asteraceae family. Do not use if taking insulin or other drugs for diabetes. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.