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TitleA review of the pharmacological effects of Arctium lappa (burdock)
 
AuthorsChan, YS3
Cheng, LN3
Wu, JH3
Chan, E3
Kwan, YW4
Lee, SMY2
Leung, GPH1
Yu, PHF3
Chan, SW3
 
Issue Date2011
 
CitationInflammopharmacology, 2011, v. 19 n. 5, p. 245-254 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10787-010-0062-4
 
AbstractArctium lappa, commonly known as burdock, is being promoted/recommended as a healthy and nutritive food in Chinese societies. Burdock has been used therapeutically in Europe, North America and Asia for hundreds of years. The roots, seeds and leaves of burdock have been investigated in view of its popular uses in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In this review, the reported therapeutic effects of the active compounds present in the different botanical parts of burdock are summarized. In the root, the active ingredients have been found to "detoxify" blood in terms of TCM and promote blood circulation to the skin surface, improving the skin quality/texture and curing skin diseases like eczema. Antioxidants and antidiabetic compounds have also been found in the root. In the seeds, some active compounds possess anti-inflammatory effects and potent inhibitory effects on the growth of tumors such as pancreatic carcinoma. In the leaf extract, the active compounds isolated can inhibit the growth of micro-organisms in the oral cavity. The medicinal uses of burdock in treating chronic diseases such as cancers, diabetes and AIDS have been reported. However, it is also essential to be aware of the side effects of burdock including contact dermatitis and other allergic/inflammatory responses that might be evoked by burdock. © 2010 Springer Basel AG.
 
ISSN0925-4692
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.458
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10787-010-0062-4
 
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dc.contributor.authorKwan, YW
 
dc.contributor.authorLee, SMY
 
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GPH
 
dc.contributor.authorYu, PHF
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, SW
 
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dc.description.abstractArctium lappa, commonly known as burdock, is being promoted/recommended as a healthy and nutritive food in Chinese societies. Burdock has been used therapeutically in Europe, North America and Asia for hundreds of years. The roots, seeds and leaves of burdock have been investigated in view of its popular uses in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In this review, the reported therapeutic effects of the active compounds present in the different botanical parts of burdock are summarized. In the root, the active ingredients have been found to "detoxify" blood in terms of TCM and promote blood circulation to the skin surface, improving the skin quality/texture and curing skin diseases like eczema. Antioxidants and antidiabetic compounds have also been found in the root. In the seeds, some active compounds possess anti-inflammatory effects and potent inhibitory effects on the growth of tumors such as pancreatic carcinoma. In the leaf extract, the active compounds isolated can inhibit the growth of micro-organisms in the oral cavity. The medicinal uses of burdock in treating chronic diseases such as cancers, diabetes and AIDS have been reported. However, it is also essential to be aware of the side effects of burdock including contact dermatitis and other allergic/inflammatory responses that might be evoked by burdock. © 2010 Springer Basel AG.
 
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dc.identifier.citationInflammopharmacology, 2011, v. 19 n. 5, p. 245-254 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10787-010-0062-4
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. University of Macau
  3. Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  4. Chinese University of Hong Kong