BURDOCK
(Arctium lappa)

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Vigorous plant of the waste lands of 0,50 to 2 m of which one uses especially them roots.

Herb tea of burdocks roots clears the body of its waste. Cataplasm of fresh leaves are excellent to care dermatological problems : Acne, furuncle, abscess, eczema, psoriasis. It contains a substance that lower the level of sugar in case of diabetes.
Also : Diabetes, gout, hepatic lithiasis, rheumatisms, sudation, measles.


Infusion : 30 g for half a liter of water, boil 3 minutes then let infuse 10 minutes.

Decoction : 10 g of roots in 3 cups of water, boil, wait to let reduce of one third, drink one warm cup before each meal.

Cataplasm; cook some leaves in a small quantity of milk, apply tepid on the skin between 2 muslins.

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Arctium lappa, greater burdock, edible burdock, lappa, beggar's buttons.