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Arctium lappa L.

This result should not be considered complete or definitive and is for reference only. Care must be taken when using any wild plant for food, fiber, medicine or any other non-traditional uses. The information was complied using multiple sources and these references should be consulted for more complete descriptions of usage(s) and potential health risk. We are not responsible for any ill effects from the information included on this page.

Uses Part Preparation Effect Notes
Vegetable  Leaf Cooked
Root Boiled Peel and slice
Shoot Cooked
Stem Raw or cooked Before flowers appear. Boil or fry. Peel before using.
Medicine  Plant Tea Blood purifier
Plant Colds/sore throat/earache
Plant Digestion
Root Tea Female/childbirth
Root Skin/sores/bleeding Bitters beer
Seed Tea Multiple


         
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