The healing properties of burdock root are provided by organic acids, saturated and unsaturated fats, calcium, potassium and iron ions, polysaccharides, polyphenols and flavonoids. In folk medicine, the anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antioxidant, diuretic, choleretic properties of burdock root are used. The plant has the ability to accelerate skin recovery after thermal burns.
Burdock has a large amount of ascorbic acid, so it increases immunity. Contains polysaccharides, lignals — active substances that relieve inflammation and help destroy viruses and microbes. The active substances of burdock contribute to the production of intra-articular fluid, which allows its use in most cases of functional disorders of the joints and knee menisci. Burdock tincture can be used to remove salts from the joints.
One of the most common uses of burdock root has long been to purify the blood and promote increased blood circulation on the surface of the skin. Infusion and herbal tea from the roots are used to treat prostatitis, they are also taken to improve the function of the pancreas and normalize metabolism. The roots of the plant stimulate the production of insulin and are an antidiabetic agent, improve the work of the digestive and excretory organs.
Burdock root oil helps with hair loss and improves hair growth, protects against baldness. A decoction of the root of this plant also has a soothing effect and helps to remove irritation, suitable even for sensitive scalp prone to dandruff and itching.