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Any of the species of biennial thistles in the genus Arctium.
bur + dock
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Burdock Root (Arctium lappa) is a type of thistle and is grown worldwide.
Burdock root treats skin eruptions, and is intended to minimize the lesions associated with the herpes virus.
Burdock root contains both vitamin A and the chemical selenium which has been shown to help reduce toxins in the body.
The medicinal properties of burdock root also include reducing blood glucose levels and water retention.
Burdock root may also reduce the amount of mucous produced by the body and stimulate the immune system.
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