Lompat ke konten Lompat ke sidebar Lompat ke footer

Have you heard of Burdock's Root? These are 5 benefits for health

Pantau.com – Burdock plant (Arctium lappa) belongs to the Asteraceae family. This plant is commonly found growing in North Asia, Europe, and the United States. Burdock root has been used in Chinese medicine and in Western herbal medicine to treat a variety of health ailments.

Burdock root contains oils as well as important compounds called tannins, plant sterols, quercetin, phenolic acids, and luteolin, which have been linked to many health benefits.

Traditionally, burdock root was used as a diuretic and a digestive aid. Currently, researchers have discovered the health benefits of this plant, here we summarize for you.

Also read: Duh, be careful! These 5 foods actually contain poison

1. Prevent cancer

Illustration (Urbol)

Reported Boldsky, Burdock root has potent cancer-preventing abilities due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. A 2016 study suggests that burdock root might slow the growth of breast cancer tumors.

2. Increase insulin levels

Illustration (Urbol)

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when there is an increase in blood sugar or blood glucose levels. A study shows that burdock root has anti-diabetic properties, which can help prevent spikes in insulin levels.

3. Clean the blood

Illustration (Pixabay)

In traditional medicine, burdock root has been used for blood purification. A 2011 study found that burdock root can help remove toxins from the bloodstream, thereby detoxifying the blood and improving blood circulation.

Also read: Do you know yet? Potato Skins Have These 5 Benefits

4. Lowering inflammation

Illustration (Medical News Today)

Burdock root has powerful antioxidants that are said to protect cells from free radical damage. According to a study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, burdock root lowers inflammatory markers in the blood in osteoarthritis patients.

5. Reduces skin problems

Illustration (Indiamart)

Burdock root has long been used in the treatment of various skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of burdock root can help clear up skin problems when applied topically. A study published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research found that burdock root can help in the treatment of topical burns.