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Benefits Of Burdock Root

Updated: Apr 3

Scientific name: Arctium lappa

Common names: Gobo, Beggar's buttons, Love leaves, Clot-bur

Family: Asteraceae or Compositae (Sunflower)

Burdock root, also known as Arctium lappa and sometimes called gobo, beggar's buttons, love leaves, or clot-bur, is a bright pink-red to purple thistle-like flower with long stalks and huge hairy leaves that's native to Europe and Asia (1). Burdock root has been used for thousands of years throughout Western folk herbalism and traditional Chinese medicine, primarily for its cleansing and skin smoothing properties (2).