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GENERAL INFORMATION
Greater burdock (Arctium lappa, fr. Gouteron, Ger. Grobe Klette, it. Bardana, sp. Bardano) – a species of plant from the Asteraceae family.


PHARMACOLOGY
Burdock has strong antibacterial, fungicidal and anti-inflammatory properties. It also works diuretic and diaphoretic. It reduces the secretion of gastric juice, however, it increases the secretion of mucus in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, burdock root is used internally in the treatment of gastrointestinal catarrh, in inflammation of the urinary tract and gall bladder, in liver failure, metabolic disorders. It also has a positive effect on the skin. Externally it is used to treat boils, acne, pruritus and dandruff. It also prevents hair loss and dandruff. For these purposes, it is best to make macerate burdock root, decoction or juice from the burdock root. Macerate can be obtained with a mixer or grater, the juice can be obtained from the macerate by squeezing it through a sieve or using a juicer. A macerate or a cloth saturated with burdock juice covers the appropriate places on the skin.

CHEMISTRY
In herbal medicine, the roots of Burdock (Radix Bardanae) are mainly used. Burdock oil is produced from it. Burdock roots contain sugar, inulin, proteins, fats, polyacetylene compounds, phytosterols, small amounts of essential oils, glycosides, saponins, a lot of sulfur, phosphorus, vitamin C.

MORPHOLOGY
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A large herbaceous plant that grows extensively. In the first year of vegetation, it forms a leaf rosette of large leaves, only in the second year the flower stem grows from the root.
Root
Thick, meaty, white root color reaches up to 0.5 m in length. It is strongly branched. It has a weak, slightly unpleasant odor and a sweet taste.
Stalk
The raised, thick and strong stem is strongly branching. It grows up to a height of up to 2 m.
Leaves
Leaves formed in the first year in rubella are large, cordate and grayish underneath. The edges of the serrated leaf blade. Leaves grow on the stem, but much smaller.
Flowers
The flowers are collected in baskets. Baskets growing on long stalks in the upper part of the stem form a panicle. A very characteristic feature is that the baskets have green, hooked husk covers on the outside. The inner layer of the cover is bristly puffs. Flowers of violet-pink color.
Fruit
Achene.

OCCURRENCE
Burdock occurs in Europe, Siberia, the Himalayas, China, Japan, Asia Minor, the Caucasus, and as a species also dragged in North and South America. It is common throughout Poland.

BOTANY
Burdock is a biennial plant, hemicaliptophyte. It is common in the entire lowlands of Poland, in the mountains it is slightly rarer and can be found only in the lower parts of the mountains. It grows on good soils, along roads, on income, in riverside bushes. Ruderal plant. In the classification of plant communities, species characteristic of O. Artemisietalia, Ass. Arctio-Artemisietum. Pre-bloom flowers bloom in the months VII – VIII, are pollinated by insects. The fruit is sown mainly by animals (zoochoria), to the hair of which the flower baskets are attached with the hooked scales of the basket cover. The number of chromosomes 2n = 18, 32, 34, 36.