Burdock is a plant traditionally known for its many uses. In this article, we include some information on some of its recorded uses.
General compounds and effects of burdock reported in the literature
|Classification||Compound||Molecular Formula||Parts of the plant||Effect||Reference|
|Lignans||Arctigenin||C12H24O7||Leaves, fruits, seeds, roots||Suppressor of heat shock；|
|(Ishihara et al., 2006)
(Awale et al., 2006)
(Gao et al., 2002)
|Lignans||Arctiin||C27H34O11||Leaves, fruits, roots||Anti-tumor-promoting activity;|
antiproliferative activity against
B cell hybridoma cell, MH60
|(Takasaki et al., 2000)
(Hirose et al., 2000)
(Matsumoto et al., 2006)
|Lignans||Trachelogenin||C21H24O7||Fruits||Ca2+ antagonist activity ;|
|(Ichikawa et al., 1986)
(Xia et al., 2001)
|Lignans||Lappaol F||C40H42O12||Fruits, seeds||Inhibiting NO production||(Park et al., 2007)|
|Lignans||Diarctigenin||C42H46O12||Fruits, roots, seeds||Inhibiting NO production;||(Park et al., 2007)|
|Terpenoids||Beta-eudesmol||C15H26O||Fruits||Antibacterial, .antiangiogenic||(Yayli et al., 2005
(Tsuneki et al., 2005))
|Polyphenols||Caffeic acid||C9H8O4||Stems, leaves, the skin of roots||Antioxidative;|
free radical scavenging activity
|(Pari and Prasath, 2008)
(Bhat et al., 2007)
|Polyphenols||Chlorogenic acid||C16H18O9||Leaves; the skin of roots||Neuroprotective ;|
anti-anaphylaxis and Anti-HIV ;
|(Li et al., 2008)
(Bouayed et al., 2007)
(Chen et al., 2004)
Immuno-modulator; haluronidase inhibition
|(Miyamoto et al., 1993)
(Bralley et al., 2008)
|Fructose||Inulin||(C6H10O5)n||Roots||Prebiotic effectiveness ;|
|(Li et al., 2008)
(Rault-Nania et al., 2008)
(Silver and Krantz Jr, 193)
|Sterols||Sitosterol-beta-D-glucopyranoside||C35H60O6||Roots||mammalian DNA polymerase|
λ; anti-diabetes and obesity
|(Mizushina et al., 2006)
(Silver and Krantz Jr, 1931)
- It has a direct influence on the blood, and as such conditions affecting the skin and mucous membranes.
- Its influence upon the mucous membranes of the stomach encourages normal glandular secretion and promotes digestion.
- It influences the mucous membranes of the air passages when irritated from any blood disorder, alleviating irritable coughs.
- It cures psoriasis and chronic cutaneous eruptions.
- It has a marked influence upon chronic glandular enlargements and is beneficial in syphilitic, scrofulous and gouty conditions.
- It relieves irritation of the urinary tract, promoting a free flow of the urine.
Assessment Report on Arctium lappa (Burdock)
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