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a genus of plants of the family Compositae. Members are biennial large grasses with large leaves. The blossoms are monoecious, tubular, and usually purple, in round calathides that are gathered into a common raceme. When the fruits ripen the calathides readily break off, sticking to the coats of animals and the clothing of man. The achenes are compact and have a crest of numerous rows of fibers.

There are about ten species in temperate areas of Europe and Asia; the USSR has six to eight species that grow primarily in inhabited areas, trash heaps, deserted areas, along roads, and in vegetable gardens; they sometimes infest cultivated fields. The most common are cotton burdock (A. tomentosum) and common burdock (A. lappa, A. majus). A decoction from the roots, which contain inuline, organic acids, essential oils, and other substances, is used as a diuretic and diaphoretic; a tincture of the roots with almond or olive oil is used as a hair tonic. Decoctions and pastes from the roots are also used in treating rheumatism, gout, and skin diseases. Young roots and shoots are edible. The plants are rich in nectar.


Atlas lekarstvennykh rastenii SSSR. Moscow 1962.


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Burdock, known scientifically as Arctium lappa, is widely found in Europe and Asia and has a long history of usage in these areas.
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Genera witho oil-bearing seeds Achillea Anaphalis Arctium Arnoglossum Artemisia Asterothamnus Iva Calendula Carthamus Centaurea Cirsium Crepis Dimporphotheca Erigeron Eupatorium Guizotia Helianthus Heteropappus Iva Lactuca Madia Matricaria Osteosperrnum Saussurea Sigesbeckia Silybum Stokesia Tanacetum Vernonia Xanthium Youngia Compilado de/Compiled from: Database of Oil Yielding Plants, 2004; IENICA, 2007 Tabla 3.
Traditionally Galium aparine and Arctium lappa would have been used to 'purify the blood', Silybum marianum to support and strengthen the liver, Thymus vulgaris as an antiseptic skin wash, Capsicum frutescens as an infusion, wash or topical application.
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