Arctium lappa  Family: Compositae



Caution: None 

Parts Used: Roots, seeds, leaves

Dosage: 1-2 tsp herb infused in 1 Cup boiling water or 1oz dried herb infused in 1 pint of water, take 1 Cup three times daily; 15-30 drops tincture taken 3 times daily; poultice to treat skin conditions externally

Range: Native to Europe and Northern Asia, now is grown worldwide and is a common weed, will grow in poor soil, US zones 2-10

Habitat & Growing Conditions: Likes rich soil and some shade, but very hardy and can tolerate poor soil

Traditional Chinese Medicine Flavors: Bitter, slightly sweet, cool


Key Constituents:

Try the following products that include this wonderful herb: 


The Way of Herbs, Michael Tierra p105

Herbs: A Beginner's Guide, Rosemary Gladstar p107

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