Burdock (Arctium lappa) extract

Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Burdock, officially called Arctium lappa, is considered a healthy and nutritious food in China. In addition, Arctium lappa was used as a medicinal herb in Europe, North America, and Asia for centuries.

Almost all parts of the burdock - roots, seeds, and leaves have been used in oriental medicine.  Active ingredients in the roots detoxify dermal cells and increase blood flow to the skin surface, improving the texture and curing conditions like irritation or eczema. Burdock root also contains antioxidants protecting cell membranes from oxidative stress.

Arctium lappa extract helps remedy skin problems such as acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Also known for its ability to relieve bruises and inflammation. In addition, it is used for dry, itchy scalp and improves the luster, body, and strength of the hair shaft.

Seeds comprise active compounds with anti-inflammatory properties. The active compounds from Arctium lappa leaf extract can restrain the growth of harmful micro-organisms on the skin's surface. However, burdock extract may cause an allergy, including contact dermatitis and other allergic/inflammatory responses, so always test the product containing it on a small area before applying the first time.

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