Burdock contains chemicals that might help fight bacteria and swelling. In traditional Chinese medicine, it's used to get rid of toxins and as a "blood purifier."
People use burdock for aging skin, stomach problems, joint swelling, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
Uses & Effectiveness
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When applied to the skin: Burdock is possibly safe when used for up to 4 weeks. It might cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to certain flowers and herbs. It can also cause a rash.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Burdock is possibly safe when used for up to 4 weeks. It might cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to certain flowers and herbs. It can also cause a rash. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if burdock is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Burdock may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, check with your healthcare provider before taking burdock.
Surgery: Burdock might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking it at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with BURDOCK
Burdock might slow blood clotting. Taking burdock along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Be cautious with this combination
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