💊 Chemical information

Bardana; Bardanae Radix; Bardane (Grande); Burdock; Burdock Root; Lappa Root.


In Fr. Chin. and Jpn include the fruits.

💊 Profile

Lappa is the dried root of the great burdock, Arctium lappa (A. majus), and other species of Arctium (Compositae). It was formerly used in the form of a decoction as a diuretic and diaphoretic but there is little evidence of its efficacy. Herbal preparations containing lappa have been used in the treatment of skin, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal disorders. The leaves and fruits of Arctium spp. have also been used.


Lappa has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Lappa major; Lap. maj.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Mex.: Saforelle†; Port.: Saforelle; Venez.: Saforelle. Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Acne Oral Spray†; Dermaco; Herbal Cleanse†; Percutane; Trifolium Complex†; Canad.: Herbal Laxative; Natural HRT; Cz.: Diabetan; Fr.: Arbum; Depuratif Parnel; Fitacnol†; Zeniac LP†; Zeniac†; Ital.: Allerlux; Malaysia: Celery Plus†; Cleansa Plus†; Dandelion Complex†; Pol.: Betasol; Immunofort; Seboren; S.Afr.: Lotio Pruni Comp cum Cupro; Spain: Diabesor†; UK: Aqua Ban Herbal; Backache; Cascade; Catarrh Mixture; GB Tablets; Gerard House Skin; Gerard House Water Relief Tablets; HRI Clear Complexion; Modern Herbals Water Retention; Rheumatic Pain Remedy; Skin Cleansing; Skin Eruptions Mixture; Tabritis; Water Naturtabs.
Published May 08, 2019.