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Common Name Burdock
Latin Name Articum lappa
Family Compositae
Part Used Root and seed
Gathering Time Plant is a biennial - harvest in the fall of the first year or spring of the second year
Constituents Flavinoid glycosides, bitter glycosides, alkaloids, inulin
Actions Alterative, diuretic, bitter, laxative, liver tonic,
Common Uses Used as a liver tonic, gently stimulates bile function, also used extensively (internally) for skin conditions such as acne, rashes, eczema. A tincture of burdock seed is used for extremely dry skin.
Contraindications Unknown
Possible Drug Interactions Unknown
Overdose Symptoms Unknown

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