Burdock Root and Acne – Burdock Uses & Benefits

Acne, Burdock and Natural Treatment - Burdock Uses and Acne Treatment at Home

Are you looking for a natural treatment to get rid of acne ? Acne vulgaris or common acne is the most common form of acne that affects 60-70% of people at some time during their lives.

Acne vulgaris lesions include whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts which appear commonly on face, neck, shoulders, chest, back and upper arms.

Acne treatment at home involves the use of all natural healing herbs. Natural herbal remedy for acne is generally preferred to taking prescription medications, since they have fewer side effects. Let’s see how to use Burdock herb in order to clear your acne naturally.

Burdock description

Burdock (botanical name: Arctium lappa L.) is a weed with dock-shaped leaves and fruiting heads covered with hooked spines, widespread throughout Europe, Northern Asia and North America. Burdock is a member of the composite or Aster family, like chicory, dandelions and echinacea. This medicinal herb is found along roadsides, barnyards, fence lines, walls and river meadows.

Burdock has acquired many common names such as bardane, beggar’s button, burr seed, clot-bur, cocklebur, common burdock, fox’s clote, gobo (Japanese name), grass burdock, hardock, hurrburr, lesser Burdock, love leaves, Niu bang zi, philanthropium, thorny burr, turkey burrseed, wild burdock and wild rhubarb.

The entire plant has both nutritive and medicinal uses. Traditionally, burdock has been used as an herbal remedy for arthritis, edema, gout, rheumatism, measles, and throat pain. This plant has also been used to treat skin disorders such as acne rosacea, acne vulgaris and psoriasis.

Burdock Main Active Compounds

Burdock’s active compounds are antibacterial polyacetylenes, arcigen, essential oil, flavonoid-type antioxidants (more powerful antioxidants than vitamin C), inulin (a fiber called also fructosan), mucilage, polyynes, resin, sesquiterpene lactones, sulfur derivatives and taraxosterol.

Burdock root also contains minerals such as calcium, chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, potassium, silicon, zinc and vitamins (A, B, E) as well.

Burdock Root and Acne 

Experts have isolated chemical compounds (polyacetylenes such as tridecadienetetraynes and tridecatrienetriynes) that have proven to possess anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral activities. Animal studies have also suggested anti-inflammatory and estrogenic properties.

Burdock root herbal remedy actually works on the skin on two levels :

1) The appearance of our skin is a good indicator of our general health. Acne is a sign that toxins are inside your body. Burdock root herbal remedy possesses the property to cleanse the body of toxins by enhancing excretory system and, as a consequence, to improve the appearance of the skin. Burdock boosts immunity as well.

2) Burdock root has some antibiotic properties (destroys the staphylococcus) and has the ability to reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process of the skin.

Burdock Uses

This acne herbal remedy is used both internally and externally. Applied externally (in the form of a wash), Burdock is used for skin breakouts treating chronic infections and skin sores. It is often recommended for dry and scaly skin.

When taken internally, this natural home remedy helps clear up skin disorders of all sorts (chronic acne, boils, eczema, leprosy, psoriasis, and sores) due to chronic toxicity. The detoxification effect as blood purifier is able to relieve acne and boils on the face and neck.

The root is principally employed, but the leaves and seeds are equally valuable.

Available forms: dried root powder, fresh root, decoction (prepared with water), tincture (prepared with alcohol), fluid extract and capsule.

► Tincture : Use a total of one teaspoon of the tincture diluted in 8 ounces of water 3 times a day.

► Tea : Steep a teaspoon of burdock in one cup of boiling water. Drink 1 to 3 cups a day

Burdock Side Effects, Contraindications and Cautions

Skin allergies to burdock have been reported. Allergy to inulin (one of the active compounds found in Burdock) was confirmed by laboratory tests.

If you are pregnant or nursing, don’t take burdock because it might stimulate your uterus to abort the fetus. If you are diabetic, talk to your doctor before taking burdock because it may alter blood sugar levels.

Author : Alexis ROGER

How to Cure your Acne within 2 Months ?

Have you tried many acne home remedies with no success ? Are you worried about scarring ? Acne home remedies may help to clear you acne naturally, but unfortunately they are not magical solutions!

Is there a way to cure your acne within just 2 months ? The only way to cure acne permanently and quickly consists to approach the disease from a holistic point of view.

If you want to learn more about the only holistic acne system in existence that will teach you how to permanently cure your acne, end the breakouts and rebalance your body, click on :

➤ « Acne No More System » !

This program contains all the information you’ll ever need to eliminate your acne permanently without creams and without using drugs and without any side effects.

The video presentation above shows you some unique and rare tips on how to eliminate acne and achieve perfect clear skin in as little as 7 days! This is based on the latest scientific research on how to stop the actual CAUSE of acne.

*And if you also have any blackheads, excessive oiliness and hyperpigmentation marks or acne scars, then the moves highlighted above will help remove most of these acne related symptoms while restoring your energy and vitality and dramatically improving the quality of your life.

Important note: I can’t leave this video up for long, so be sure to watch it from beginning to end while it’s still here. Remember: Watch the whole video, as the ending will pleasantly surprise you…

➤ « Acne No More System » !How to Use It ?