The healing properties of burdock root

Update: December 2018

Burdock is rightly called one of the most commonly used in
Alternative medicine of plants. As a rule, medicinal properties
has burdock root, to a small extent also fruits and leaves.
The leaves of the plant are harvested in summer and the roots are harvested.
mainly in the autumn period. Widespread use of burdock
in traditional medicine due to the presence in it of important substances
such as:

  • squirrels
  • tannins
  • vitamins of group B, A, C and E
  • polysaccharide inulin
  • stigmasterol and sitosterol
  • essential oils (bardanovoy and pr)
  • stearic and palmitic saturated fatty acids
  • trace elements – iron, strontium, manganese, zinc, copper, boron,

What are the healing properties of burdock – root?

The healing properties of burdock root известны уже давно. Root
possesses choleretic, diaphoretic, diuretic, moderate
laxative, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect.
In addition, it significantly stimulates the enzymatic activity
pancreas, has a beneficial effect on the skin,
cleans the intestines. Root лопуха является прекрасным антисептическим
and disinfectant, kills germs, eliminates allergies
and itching.

The table shows the main uses of the root
burdock in medicine.

Pathology Method of use Therapeutic property
Kidney and gallbladder disease Infusions of leaves and roots Choleretic, diuretic
Skin diseases, dermatitis, hair care Compresses of decoctions and infusions of burdock root on the skin, burdock
hair oil
Wound healing, blood-purifying, antifungal,
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract Decoction Acidity recovery, healing,
Constipation, hemorrhoids Infusions of burdock roots and leaves Laxative

On the basis of burdock root make medicines,
used in inflammation, diabetes and wounds. Inulin, in abundance
contained in the plant, normalizes the number of leukocytes in the blood,
significantly improves metabolism, promotes hair growth,
prevents the formation of kidney stones and gall bladder,
excessive salt deposition.

Moreover, burdock root is the main component of some
decoctions and tinctures used to eliminate a variety of
symptoms and diseases. Among them:

  • gastritis, peptic ulcer of the duodenum and stomach,
    with gastropathy after taking NSAIDs
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • cholecystitis, biliary dyskinesia, dysfunction
    liver, hepatitis
  • dermatitis, ulcers on the skin, eczema, psoriasis, furunculosis,
    seborrhea, acne, poor healing wounds, trophic ulcers,
    burns (limited lesions)
  • rickets in a child (signs, treatment)
  • urethritis, cystitis, urolithiasis, edema
  • gout, uric acid metabolism
  • hemorrhoids
  • as an antipyretic, detoxifying agent for
    feverish conditions, infectious diseases
  • diabetes mellitus as prevention and treatment
    (polysaccharides that make up burdock improve insulin-forming
    pancreas function)
  • toxic poisoning, alcohol
  • possible effect in the development of malignant tumors in
    as prevention
  • in the form of “burdock oil”, which is an infusion of
    almond and olive oils, used to give strength,
    shine, strengthen hair
  • arthrosis, rheumatism, arthritis and other diseases
    musculoskeletal system
Stomach ulcer

In particular, gastric ulcer and chronic gastritis are treated
by fresh roots of young burdock. Pre rooted
need to rinse well and then eat raw. At the same time you need
be sure to consider that the nutrients and medicinal properties of the root
burdock saved very briefly, so its desirable
consume as soon as possible, immediately after digging.

Bowel disease

Various disorders in the functioning of the intestine, including
colitis (symptoms of intestinal colitis) and constipation (all laxatives
remedies for constipation) can be successfully cured with a decoction of
plant and its seeds. First of all, pour two cups.
boiling water seeds of burdock and leave them for half a day. Then you need an infusion
Good strain and drink after meals.

Eczema, rheumatism

When rheumatism and eczema is very effective ointment, which
superimposed on damaged areas. It is made from fresh
roots of a young plant. After applying the patient should for half an hour
go to the steam room and in small sips drink a glass of warm broth
from burdock root. This drink enhances perspiration, but from
it is not possible to leave the steam room until the patient is completely
will dry out. In case of thirst, it is recommended to drink whey.
After that, the ointment should be put on the affected joints and
bandaged. These procedures are best performed directly.
before going to bed. The recipe for the ointment is as follows: chopped burdock roots
combine with water, then this mixture is cooked to reduce the original
volume twice and add butter in a combination of 1: 4. Ointment
can apply also for burns.

Cancer Prevention

Root лопуха в виде порошка, отвара и настоя рекомендуется
apply in the development of neoplastic diseases. For this you need to
equal proportions take honey, medical alcohol and burdock root.
This mixture is infused for two weeks, after which it is consumed three.
times a day.


Inflammation of the gastric mucosa (superficial gastritis, gastritis with
high acidity) well treatable with decoction
or infusion of burdock. The infusion is done in the following sequence:
burdock root poured enough boiling water,
aged for half a day and consumed several times a day. For
cooking broth also requires a spoonful of burdock root, which
poured boiling water. The mixture is heated at a slow fire for at least
10 minutes and consumed 3 times a day.

Hair strengthening

Decoction из корней лопуха и коры вербы прекрасно укрепляет
hair follicles, eliminates fungus and dandruff, cures itchy
scalp. Components for decoction are taken in approximately equal
quantity. Also widely used to strengthen hair,
slowing the process of baldness – burdock oil.

Skin diseases

Infusion of burdock is very useful for healthy skin. For него
You will need 2 parts of the plant root and 1 part of the leaves of black elderberry,
chamyanki and mylnyanki. The mixture is filled with water, infused for two hours,
boils for about 10 minutes and after 20 minutes carefully
filtered. Infusion drink 2 times a day in the intervals between
meals for 6 weeks.


For больных сахарным диабетом можно делать следующий сбор, в
equal proportions: bean pods, burdock root, blueberry leaf.
Then, 1 liter of cool water is poured 50 grams of this collection,
insist night, boil for 5 minutes in the morning. 2 hours after
as the infusion cools, strain and use inside 5 p / day 150

Also the healing properties of burdock root can be used to
mouth rinses for inflammation of the gums, stomatitis in adults,
stomatitis in children. With various types of lichen in humans, with fungus
on the legs, with inflammation of the sebaceous glands.

Contraindications burdock root

It should be used with extreme caution by pregnant women and
women during lactation, as well as people who are prone to
allergic reactions (allergic rhinitis, pollinosis, allergic

How to make burdock oil yourself?

Effective and effective burdock oil can be made
self at home. First of all
chop freshly dug burdock root. Three tablespoons of powder
root need to fill with vegetable oil, better high quality
olive (benefit and harm of olive oil), in the amount of 200-250 ml
and leave at room temperature for a day.
The resulting mixture is simmered for about 15 minutes, then
filtered and cooled. Keep it in a cold place.
place Burdock oil promotes rapid healing of wounds and
strengthen hair.

Instructions for the use of pharmaceutical finished plant materials
– burdock root

Противопоказания лопуха Indications for применению корня лопуха Root лопуха

Фармакологическая группа:  растительное
спазмолитическое средство Фармакологическое
Root лопуха обладает рядом лечебных
properties – choleretic, diuretic, moderate wound healing and
anti-inflammatory действие. Indications for
Наружно — при трофических язвах,
seborrheic dermatitis, acne, eczema, burns, furunculosis.
Inside – with cholecystitis (symptoms of acute and chronic
cholecystitis), cystitis (see treatment of cystitis in women), urethritis,
biliary dyskinesia, gastritis.
Противопоказания:  Повышенная
sensitivity to medicinal plants, pollinosis.
Дозирование:  Наружно — промывание, влажные
dressings, compresses, irrigation. Inside as a decoction for 30 minutes
до еды 2-3 р/день по 100 ml., курсом 2-3 недели, по показаниям
can be extended to 4-5 weeks. In the instructions to the crushed raw materials
burdock root indicated – decoction should be prepared as follows: 10
of dry raw material is placed in a bowl, poured a glass of boiling water,
cover, and boil for 30 minutes in a water bath,
stirring occasionally. Then cool 10 minutes, filter,
полученный отвар разбавляют водой до 200ml. Side effects
У пациентов, склонных к аллергии, при
pollinosis is high risk of developing allergic manifestations.
Средняя цена в аптеках: 40-50 руб. for 50g. dry
измельченного сырья.

In online pharmacies, private manufacturers offer various
options dietary supplements – extracts from burdock root, among them:

  • Бердок  — 100 капсул с экстрактом корня и листьев
  • Burdock Root (burdock root), manufacturer Vitalayn, 100
  • Burdock root extract – 75 ml in a plastic bottle,
    manufacturer company “Biolit”

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