Lesser Burdock, Common Burdock, Burdock, Clotbur Arctium minus
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Lesser Burdock, Common Burdock, Burdock, Clotbur
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 30 days.
sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The Lesser Burdock , Arctium minus , is a biennial thistle , also known as Burweed, Louse-bur, Common Burdock, and Button-bur. This plant is native to Europe, but is now widespread throughout most of the United States as a common weed. more...
* Native to Europe, naturalized in North America, tends to be very weedy. more...
* Burdock is one of the foremost detoxifying herbs in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine. Arctium lappa is the main species used, though this species has similar properties. The dried root of one year old plants is the official herb, but the leaves and fruits can also be used.
* The seed contains arctiin, this excites the central nervous system producing convulsions an increase in respiration and later paralysis. It also lowers the blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels. more...