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Article: A review of the pharmacological effects of Arctium lappa (burdock)

TitleA review of the pharmacological effects of Arctium lappa (burdock)
Authors
Issue Date2011
Citation
Inflammopharmacology, 2011, v. 19 n. 5, p. 245-254 How to Cite?
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.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171432
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2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.901
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dc.contributor.authorChan, YSen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheng, LNen_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, JHen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorKwan, YWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, SMYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GPHen_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, PHFen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, SWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:14:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:14:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationInflammopharmacology, 2011, v. 19 n. 5, p. 245-254en_US
dc.identifier.issn0925-4692en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171432-
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.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInflammopharmacologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAnti-Infective Agents - Adverse Effects - Pharmacology - Therapeutic Useen_US
dc.subject.meshAnti-Inflammatory Agents - Adverse Effects - Pharmacology - Therapeutic Useen_US
dc.subject.meshAntineoplastic Agents - Adverse Effects - Pharmacology - Therapeutic Useen_US
dc.subject.meshArctiumen_US
dc.subject.meshDrugs, Chinese Herbal - Adverse Effects - Pharmacology - Therapeutic Useen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshHypoglycemic Agents - Adverse Effects - Pharmacology - Therapeutic Useen_US
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditionalen_US
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms - Drug Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshPhytotherapyen_US
dc.subject.meshPlant Extracts - Adverse Effects - Pharmacology - Therapeutic Useen_US
dc.titleA review of the pharmacological effects of Arctium lappa (burdock)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10787-010-0062-4en_US
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dc.identifier.volume19en_US
dc.identifier.issue5en_US
dc.identifier.spage245en_US
dc.identifier.epage254en_US
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerlanden_US
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