Other Names: Pıtrak, Arctium lappa – Lappa officinalis, Compositae, Dulkarıgömleği, Hanımyamaması
Botanical Information: It belongs to the Compoundaceae family. It is a durable perennial herbaceous plant that grows on roadsides. 30-60cm. It can grow up to . It has an upright branching trunk, large leaves, and bright purplish or red flowers that bloom in summer. The bottom of the leaves are hairy, veined and white in color. The leaves near the flower are smaller.
Known Composition: The rhizome and leaves of burdock contain inulin, essential oil, tannin, bitter glycosides, some antimicrobial substances and alkaloids.
Benefits of Root:
It cleans the blood.
It is diuretic.
It has a mild laxative effect.
It is a body strengthening tonic. It is diaphoretic.
It has a positive effect against gout.
It facilitates digestion and increases appetite by increasing digestive and bile secretions.
How to use: Add 1 teaspoon of dried root to 1 glass of water. Wait until the water boils, then turn the heat down, continue heating for another 10-15 minutes, and drink a glass of the prepared tea three times a day.
Benefits of its leaves:
It is good for oily and acne skin.
It cuts the dandruff in the hair.
It accelerates the healing of wounds and ulcers on the skin.
It has healing effects against eczema and psoriasis.
How to use: Poultice is prepared with the leaves of the plant. Poultice is applied externally to the affected areas. However, treatment for psoriasis and eczema should be continued for a long time until signs of improvement are seen.