Burdock. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Plant robust common in temperate regions. Its properties have been known for centuries and have never been questioned.

Properties Burdock
* Burdock is a rich source of inulin, starch, carbohydrate-like action similar to penicillin.
* Burdock also contains polyenes, ie substances with antibacterial and antifungal properties (antifungal).
* All properties are that burdock has a diuretic action as is used for disorders such as cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, oliguria, urolithiasis, hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, hypertension, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention .
* Action hypoglycaemia (Diabetes).
* Burdock active liver function (loss of appetite, Hepatobiliary dyskinesias, etc.)..
* Used as a cleanser to treat skin problems (psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, rashes, eczema, varicose ulcers, psoriasis, skin disorders.
* Very useful in the treatment of skin diseases, for example, boils.
* Also have shown significant antibacterial and antibiotic properties (is particularly active against staphylococcus and streptococcus).
* Burdock is one of the best blood purifiers.
* Its effectiveness is multiplied when associated with the plant thought.
* Usage topic: torpid ulcerations, wounds, furunculosis, pruritus, acne, abscesses, dermatophytoses, ichthyosis, psoriasis.

Burdock Contraindications
Do not prescribe dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side Effects of Burdock

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

For its diuretic power should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, given the possibility of occurrence of tension decompensation in people with hypertension disorders

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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