A few facts
Burdock, scientific name arctium lappa, belongs to the asteraceae family. Its name comes from the ancient Greek word àrcteion which means bear and was commonly used even at the times of Dioscorides (Greek doctor, lived in the first century AD). Its name probably comes from the plant’s very hairy appearance!
The word “lappa”, indicating its species, probably comes from the Celtic term “llap” which means hand, another characteristic of this plant – the flowers cling to whatever touches them, like a hand clinging to whatever passes by!
“Everything Nature gives birth to is created after the essence of the virtue it belongs to. Nature is a single living organism, made up of many parts, just like the human body.” Paracelsus
The theory of SIGNATURE allowed men to identify plants and associate them to organs; Burdock’s characteristic of growing in damp places, often unhealthy and putrid, clearly explains its function as a purifying and draining plant.
Burdock is found under Venus’ power and emphasizes its vital properties both for the connection this plant has with water for its renal and depurative effects, as well as for its virtues in curing women’s diseases, as it is believed its fruit can be used to help gestation or against uterine prolapse It is fresh with a sweet, slightly bitter taste.
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Always known as the skin healing plant par excellence, Burdock is used for treating dermatosis of various kinds, linked to biological and metabolic disorders. It is a particularly effective treatment for acne, dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea, dandruff and psoriasis, thanks to the presence of polyunsaturated compounds; phenolic acids with antibiotic, antibacterial and antiphlogistic properties.
In phytotherapy Burdock is used for its depurative function, (stimulates biliary and hepatic function) hypoglycemic, cholesterol-lowering, laxative and anti-rheumatic. The root of this plant contains lignans, B complex vitamins, amino acids, oligo elements, bitter substances, tannins and resins. Primarily, it is made up of inulin, which drains and purifies the blood and helps eliminate toxins, namely the “waste” produced by the body’s various metabolic processes.