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

  title={A review of the pharmacological effects of Arctium lappa (burdock)},
  author={Yuk-Shing Chan and Long-Ni Cheng and J. Wu and Enoch Chan and Y. Kwan and S. Lee and G. P. Leung and P. H. Yu and S. Chan},
  • Yuk-Shing Chan, Long-Ni Cheng, +6 authors S. Chan
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Inflammopharmacology
  • Arctium lappa, commonly known as burdock, is being promoted/recommended as a healthy and nutritive food in Chinese societies. [...] Key Result 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…Expand Abstract
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