Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Definition: The insulin content of burdock gives it the ability to promote the healing of sores. It also has the ability to clear the blood of impurities and toxins.
Applications: Abscesses, acne, boils, carbuncles, blood disorders, cancer, canker sores, chicken pox, colds, constipation, eczema, fever, gout, hemorrhoids, herpes, blood sugar disorders, poison ivy, poison oak, psoriasis, tonsillitis, tumors, gallbladder disease, liver disease and weak immune system.
Scientific Updates: Studies have supported the ability of burdock to help restore liver and gallbladder function. In addition, clinical testing has also established both antifungal and antibiotic properties of burdock. Burdock can lower blood sugar, inhibit certain types of tumors and greatly contribute to the healing of specific skin ailments like leprosy and venereal disease sores.
Complementary Agents: Chaparral, alfalfa, dandelion, echinacea, yellow dock, Oregon grape, cascara sagrada, buckthorn, blue-green algae, kelp, licorice, milk thistle, aloe vera, vitamin A, B-complex, essential fatty acids, zinc, potassium and lecithin.