The herbs prescribed were Urtica dioica, Phytolacca decandra, Rehmannia glutinosa, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Artemesia annua, Andrographis paniculata, Filipendula ulmaria, Echinacea purpurea, Tabebuia impetiginosa and Arctium lappa
has an anti-inflammatory and radical scavenge effects (32).
, commonly known as burdock, is an important medicinal plant in China (TCM) and Europe which has been used for thousands of years (Van Wyk and Wink 2004).
In Brazilian traditional medicine Arctium lappa
has been reported to relieve gastrointestinal symptoms while in western herbal medicine it is usually considered more as an alterative and depurative than an anti-inflammatory.
Traditionally Galium aparine and Arctium lappa
would have been used to 'purify the blood', Silybum marianum to support and strengthen the liver, Thymus vulgaris as an antiseptic skin wash, Capsicum frutescens as an infusion, wash or topical application.
Chemical constituents of antihyperglycemic active fraction from Arctium lappa
Canadensis (Elderberry) II-32 Scutellaria Baicalensis (Scullcap) II-32 Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) II-32 Trigonella Foenum-Graecum (Fenugreek) II-33 Urtica Dioica (Nettle) II-33 Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus) II-33 Other Herbal Supplements II-33 Alfalfa II-33 Arctium Lappa
(Burdock) II-33 Astragalus Membranaceus (Evening Primrose) II-33 Bupleurum Falcatum II-33 Capsicum Annum (Capsaicin) II-33 Cayanne II-34 Cinnamon II-34 Crataegus Oxycanthus (Hawthorn) II-34 Kava II-34 Cat's Claw II-34 5.
The lignans compose one group of chemical compounds found in plants, and include arctigenin (ARG), a dibenzylbutyrolactone lignan isolated from Arctium lappa
There are also monographs for some of the herbs in my dispensary, Inula helenium, Arctium lappa
and Paeonia officinalis.
Polyacetylenic phytoalexin (96) obtained from roots of Arctium lappa
(Takasugi et al.
In vitro anti-inflammatory effects of arctigenin, a lignan from Arctium lappa
L, through inhibition on iNOS pathway.