BOTANICAL NAME: Arctium lappa
COMMON NAME/S: Great burdock, lappa, beggar’s buttons, cockle buttons, dock
PART/S USED: Roots and rhizome
MEDICINAL USE/S:Very useful in the treatment of skin conditions, especially where there is dry scaly skin. As an alterative it helps return the body to balance, with actions on the digestive system and kidneys. As a poultice it can be used to treat skin conditions and wounds.
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Hoffman, D. 1983, Holistic Herbal – A safe and practical guide to making and using herbal remedies, Thorsons, London.
Wynn, S. 2007, “Veterinary Herbal Medicine”, Mosby Inc, Missouri