Burdock (100)

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Burdock is a natural product, obtained from the burdock root, which has various beneficial effects on human health.
In traditional herbal medicine, burdock (Arctium m.) root for centuries is used as an excellent "blood purifier".

Burdock roots have alterative, diuretic, choleretic, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that help to detoxify the body. This body detoxification benefits different skin conditions.

Burdock can also be used as a supplementary treatment for joint health because it helps dissolve salt deposits in the joints and normalizes the production of synovial fluid.

Burdock root contains high amounts of inulin and mucilage. This may explain its soothing effects on the gastrointestinal tract.
Burdock improves metabolism.
Burdock stimulates proteolytic enzyme secretion, supports pancreas function and the production of insulin.
Burdock nourishes and strengthens the hair roots.

Per 1 capsule:

Burdock (Arctium m.) root – 420 mg.


Packaging size: 100 capsules.

As a dietary supplement take 2 capsules 3 times daily with a large glass of water, for 1 – 1.5 month.


Individual intolerance.

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The name Arctium comes from the Greek “arktos” meaning bear, which is an allusion to the roughness of the burs. The burdock plant grows along roadsides and is considered by many as a common weed. The prickly burrs of the burdockcatch on anything they can find to spread their seeds. It was these burrs that inspired the invention of velcro.

Burdock roots are bitter and thus capable of stimulating and enhancing digestive secretions and aiding digestion. It also promotes absorption of nutrients, soothes the digestive tract and helps many stomach conditions, and supports the elimination of wastes, especially when these complaints are due to poor diet, constipation, or liver burden.

Burdock is one of the foremost detoxifying herbs in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine. (1) The root is thought to be particularly good at helping to eliminate heavy metals from the body.

Burdock roots contain significant amounts of fiber that can help keep the bowels regular and promote growth of healthy bacteria in the colon. In fact, the root consists of nearly 50 percent inulin.

For several years, there has been an increasing awareness of the fundamental role that the complex bacterial ecosystem plays in our health. Inulin is a dietary fiber, that escape metabolism in the small intestine. Its selective fermentation by the human colonic microflora leads to a shift in the composition of the indigenous bacterial ecosystem, in favour of health-promoting bifidobacteria. In addition to the dietary fiber effects on improved bowel regularity, there are other physiological advantages, including improved mineral absorption, enhanced natural host defenses and colonic protection, improved gut health. (2)

Inulinpositively influences metabolism, helps to improve lipid (cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.) metabolism, thus lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Graduate Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kaohsiung Medical College, Taiwan.

The effects of Arctium lappa L. (root) on anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenger activity were investigated. Subcutaneous administration of A. lappa crude extract significantly decreased carrageenan-induced rat paw edema. When simultaneously treated with CCl4, it produced pronounced activities against CCl4-induced acute liver damage. The free radical scavenging activity of its crude extract was also examined by means of an electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrometer. The IC50 of A. lappa extract on superoxide and hydroxyl radical scavenger activity was 2.06 mg/ml and 11.8 mg/ml, respectively. These findings suggest that Arctium lappa possess free radical scavenging activity. The inhibitory effects on carrageenan-induced paw edema and CCl4-induced hepatotoxicity could be due to the scavenging effect of A. lappa. (3)

Department of Pharmacology, Sector of Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

Arctium lappa L. is used in folk medicine as a diuretic, depurative and digestive stimulant and in dermatological conditions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect and the possible mechanisms involved in the gastroprotective effects of a chloroform extract (CE) of the roots from A. lappa and its fractions. Oral pretreatment with CE (10, 30 and 100 mg kg(-1)) significantly reduced gastric lesions induced by ethanol by 61%, 70% and 76%, respectively. Oral administration of CE (100 mg kg(-1) per day for 7 days) reduced the chronic gastric ulceration induced by acetic acid by 52%. Intraduodenal CE (100, 300 and 600 mg kg(-1)) reduced the total acidity of gastric secretion by 22%, 22% and 33%, respectively, while i.p. administration (10, 30 and 100 mg kg(-1)) inhibited total acidity by 50%, 60% and 67%, respectively. In-vitro, CE inhibited H+, K+ -ATPase activity with an EC50 of 53 microgmL(-1) and fraction A (30 and 100 microgmL(-1)) reduced this by 48% and 89%, respectively. CE had no effect on gastrointestinal motility. CE (250 microgmL(-1)) and fraction B (100 and 250 microgmL(-1)) had free-radical scavenging ability, inhibiting 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical activity by 50%, 20% and 55%, respectively. Collectively, the results show that the CE protects animals from gastric lesions by reducing gastric acid secretion via inhibition of gastric H+, K+ -ATPase. (4)

Arctium lappa Linne (burdock) is a perennial herb which is popularly cultivated as a vegetable. In order to evaluate its hepatoprotective effects, a group of rats (n = 10) was fed a liquid ethanol diet (4 g of absolute ethanol/ 80 ml of liquid basal diet) for 28 days and another group (n = 10) received a single intraperitoneal injection of 0.5 ml/kg carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in order to potentiate the liver damage on the 21st day (1 day before the beginning of A. lappa treatment). Control group rats were given a liquid basal diet which did not contain absolute ethanol. When 300 mg/kg A. lappa was administered orally 3 times per day in both the 1-day and 7-day treatment groups, some biochemical and histopathological parameters were significantly altered, both in the ethanol group and the groups receiving ethanol supplemented with CCl4. A. lappa significantly improved various pathological and biochemical parameters which were worsened by ethanol plus CCl4-induced liver damage, such as the ethanol plus CCl4-induced decreases in total cytochrome P-450 content and NADPH-cytochrome c reductase activity, increases in serum triglyceride levels and lipid peroxidation (the deleterious peroxidative and toxic malondialdehyde metabolite may be produced in quantity) and elevation of serum transaminase levels. It could even restore the glutathione content and affect the histopathological lesions. These results tended to imply that the hepatotoxicity induced by ethanol and potentiated by CCl4 could be alleviated with 1 and 7 days of A. lappa treatment. The hepatoprotective mechanism of A. lappa could be attributed, at least in part, to its antioxidative activity, which decreases the oxidative stress of hepatocytes, or to other unknown protective mechanism(s). (5)

To investigate the prebiotic potential of burdock inulin (B-INU), the in vitro and in vivo effects of B-INU on bacterial growth were studied. B-INU significantly stimulated the growth of bifidobacteria in Man-Rogosa-Sharp (MRS) medium, anaerobically. Compared with chicory inulin (C-INU), long-chain inulin (L-INU) and fructooligosaccharides (FOS), 1% (w/v) B-INU promoted the specific growth rate of beneficial bacteria. The decreases of media pH with B-INU were almost the same as that with C-INU and FOS. In vivo, B-INU significantly increased the number of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria (P<0.05) in cecal content. Mice fed with B-INU, C-INU and FOS for 14 days had greater number of cecal beneficial bacteria population than those fed with L-INU for 14 days. In addition, all fructans did not cause any side effects, such as eructation and bloating.

Results indicated that inulin extracted from edible burdock showed prebiotic properties that could promote health. (6)

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3. Alexiou, H.; Franck, A. Prebiotic inulin-type fructans: nutritional benefits beyond dietary fibre source. Nutrition Bulletin, Volume 33, Number 3, September 2008, pp. 227-233(7)

4. Lin CC, Lu JM, Yang JJ, Chuang SC, Ujiie T. Anti-inflammatory and radical scavenge effects of Arctium lappa. Am J Chin Med. 1996;24(2):127-37.

5. Dos Santos AC, Baggio CH, Freitas CS, Lepieszynski J, Mayer B, Twardowschy A, Missau FC, Dos Santos EP, Pizzolatti MG, Marques MC. Gastroprotective activity of the chloroform extract of the roots from Arctium lappa L.J Pharm Pharmacol. 2008 Jun;60(6):795-801

6. Liver Injuries Induced by Chronic Ethanol Consumption and Potentiated by Carbon Tetrachloride. Song-Chow Lina, Chia-Hsien Linc, Chun-Ching Line, Yun-Ho Linb, Chin-Fa Chend, I-Cheng Chena, Li-Ya Wanga Journal of Biomedical Science 2002;9:401-409 (DOI: 10.1159/000064549)

7. Li D, Kim JM, Jin Z, Zhou J. Prebiotic effectiveness of inulin extracted from edible burdock. Anaerobe. 2008 Feb; 14(1):29-34. Epub 2007 Nov 26.