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Bardane - Large Burdock

General Information

Chinese name: 草莓藤 (Cao mei teng)

Scientific name: Arctium lappa

Other names used: Bardane, large burdock

Bardane at a Glance

  • Treatment for skin conditions
  • Treatment for digestive issues
  • Digestive stimulation
  • Improved heart health
  • Anti-inflammatory effect

Botany and Origins

Plant Description

Arctium lappa is a herbaceous plant from the Asteraceae family. It measures about 1 to 2 meters in height and has large leaves and purple flowers. The roots and leaves are used in traditional medicine for their medicinal properties.

Geographical Origins

Arctium lappa is native to Asia, Europe, and North America.


Arctium lappa has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its medicinal properties. It is used to treat various conditions, including skin conditions and digestive disorders.

Medicinal Properties of Burdock

Category in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Arctium lappa is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its diuretic, depurative, and tonic properties.

Part of the Plant Used in Infusions

The roots and leaves of Arctium lappa are used to prepare infusions to treat various conditions, including skin conditions and digestive disorders.

Benefits of Burdock

Treatment of Skin Conditions

The diuretic and depurative properties of Arctium lappa make it an effective remedy for treating skin conditions such as acne and eczema.

Treatment of Digestive Disorders

Arctium lappa can help relieve digestive disorders such as constipation and bloating.

Digestion Stimulation

Arctium lappa can stimulate digestion and improve liver function.

Improvement of heart health

Arctium lappa can help regulate blood pressure and prevent heart disease.

Anti-inflammatory effect

Arctium lappa has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to relieve joint pain and menstrual pain.

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  • Glowing, youthful skin
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