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achene of Great Burdock
English Name
Fructus Arctii lappae
Latin Name
Plant Part
Traditional Use
Treament of cough and expectroation in influenza or upper respiratory infection, measles, rubella, sore throat, mumps, erysipelas, carbuncles and sores.
Potential Indication
1. Its extract exerts a significant and prolonged effect of lowering blood sugar in rats.2. Mildly diuretic and laxative.3. An active component, arctiin, can induce tonic convulsion, feeble respiration and eventually paralysis in frogs, mice and rabbits.
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