Arctium majus
Great Burdock
Great Burdock
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Part of the plant used

Root
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Major cosmetic applications

Extract = Seboregulating. Purifying. Antiseptic. Anti-inflammatory. Emollient. Anti-aging. Free radicals scavenger. Antioxidant.

Oil = Antimicrobial. Antibacterial. Purifying. Antiseptic. Stimulating actions on the skin barrier function. Free radicals scavenger. Antioxidant. Photoprotection.

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Inception
Growing area

Europe, Northern Asia and North America
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Traditional uses

Rheumatism. Gout. Anorexia.
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Curiosities

Much prized in the Middle Ages as a blood purifier.