Uses: Skin, arthritis, tumours
Burdock root is claimed to be useful for a wide range of ailments, including arthritis, skin disorders, and cancer. It is also a mild diuretic and blood purifier. Burdock root oil (refer to recipes) is particularly good for dry skin conditions and hair loss. Burdock can be used internally as a tea or externally as a poultice.
Contraindications: do not use in diabetic animals due to its interaction with insulin; pregnant animals, and animals with skin sensitives.