The roots of the plant are rich in essential oils, almost 45 percent of the polysaccharide inulin, resin, mucus, protein, mineral salts, unsaturated fatty acids, as well as very high in vitamin C. The leaves are rich in essential oils, mucus and ascorbic acid. Fruits are rich in fat (20 percent).
Burdock root is very popular in folk medicine because it has unique healing properties: diuretic, biliary excretion-enhancing, sweating-promoting effect, even able to reduce pain. Burdock roots are believed to help bile to produce enzymes, have a mild laxative effect, have a positive effect on the condition of the skin. It has antimicrobial, disinfectant and antiseptic effects. It is worth noting that burdock roots and leaves used in folk medicine also help to get rid of allergy symptoms and nagging pain. In colds, these roots act as an anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antiperspirant and analgesic. Healing properties of greater burdock
Folk recipes Greater burdock infusion. Chop the roots of the plant (10-25 g), pour two glasses of boiling water and keep in a thermos for 1 hour. It is best to drink this infusion warm, half a glass 3-4 times a day. It is suitable for use in bile diseases, kidney stones, gout, duodenal or gastric ulcers, rheumatism, diabetes, haemorrhoids, gastritis, skin diseases (eczema, furunculosis), rickets. The course of treatment is 20-50 days. Burdock infusion is also considered a good tool for wound healing and wart removal. Folk medicine specialists recommend this infusion for mouth rinse in case of angina. In case of hair loss, washing and rubbing the hair with the infusion will not only strengthen the hair, but also improve its appearance.
Decoction of burdock root. Pour the prepared and chopped roots (15-20 g) with 1 glass of water and cook on low heat for about 20 minutes. Then leave to simmer for another 30 minutes. Strain and take 1 tablespoon of decoction 3-4 times a day before meals. Use: for treatment of gallstones or kidney stones, for treatment of inflammation of the bladder, gout, osteochondrosis and rheumatism, as well as for treatment of colds as a means of promoting sweating. Burdock root is very popular in folk medicine because it has unique healing properties: diuretic, biliary excretion-enhancing, sweating-promoting effect, even able to reduce pain. Burdock roots are believed to help bile to produce enzymes, have a mild laxative effect, have a positive effect on the condition of the skin.