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burdock extract
Product name: burdock extract
Latin name: Arctium lappa
Synonyms: Fructus arctii, Bardana, Beggar’s buttons, Clotbur, Edible burdock, Goboushi (Japanese), Great bur, Great burdocks, Lappa, Niu Bang Zi (Chinese)
CAS number: 20362-31-6
Molecular Formula: C27H34O11
Molecular Weight: 534.5523
Specifications: Burdock seed extract: Arctiin HPLC10%-70%; Arctigenin HPLC95%-98%. Burdock root extract: 4:1, 10:1 etc.
Appearance/color: Brown fine powder
Benefits: Promotes Blood detoxification, Promotes Healthy Circulation
Application: food supplement
Dosage: There is limited clinical evidence to guide burdock dosing. Dosages used in studies vary from 200 milligrams of burdock root extract to six grams a day of burdock root tea.
Bulk Package: 25kgs/drum

Where to buy Burdock extract? MR Natural is a professional manufacturer for Burdock extract in China since 2006.

1. What is Burdock extract?

MR Natural Burdock extract is a kind of herbal extract of Arctium lappa L root/seed.

Burdock, the name of Chinese medicine. It is the fruit (Arctium lappa) and root of Arctium lappa L., a plant belonging to the genus Arctium of the Asteraceae family.

The fruit has the effects of dispelling wind-heat, spreading lungs and rashes, dispelling knots and detoxification; the root has the effects of clearing heat, detoxification, and soothing wind and throat. The fruit is often used for wind-heat and cold, headache, sore throat, mumps, impervious rash, carbuncle and sore;

The root is often used for wind-heat and cold, cough, sore throat, boils, swollen toxin, athlete’s foot, and eczema.

2. Source of burdock

Often cultivated. Wild ones are mostly born in mountain roadside, ditch, wasteland, hillside sunny grassland, forest and near villages and towns. Distributed in Northeast, Northwest, Central South, Southwest and Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Guangxi and other places.

3. MR Natural Burdock extract specifications:

  • Burdock seed extract, Arctiin HPLC10%-70%; Arctigenin HPLC95%-98%
  • Burdock root extract, 4:1, 10:1 etc.

4. Basic physical and chemical properties of Burdock extract powder

Name: Burdock ExtractOrigin of Material: ChinaStorage:In cool & dry place. Keep away from strong light and heat.
Latin Name: Arctium lappa LPart Used: RootShelf life:2 years when properly stored.
AppearanceLight yellow/white, brown fine powder as per different specificationVisual
Available specifications:  
Series 1. Arctiin10%-70%HPLC
Series 2. Arctigenin95%-98%HPLC
Series 3. Ratio extract4:1, 10:1TLC
Sieve Analysis100% pass 80 mesh80mesh screen
Loss on Drying5% Max.CP2010
Ash5% Max.CP2010
Extract SolventWater 
Heavy Metal10ppm MaxAAS
As1ppm MaxAAS
Total Plate Count10000cfu/g MaxCP2010
Yeast & Mold       100cfu/g MaxCP2010
E.Coli                    NegativeCP2010
Salmonella  NegativeCP2010

5. Chemical composition in burdock extract

At present, the active ingredients extracted and isolated from the root of burdock mainly include amino acids (threonine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, lysine, aspartic acid, arginine, etc.) , Trace elements (Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn, etc.), sugars (burdock inulin, burdock oligosaccharides, burdock oligosaccharides, burdock polysaccharides, etc.), polyphenols (caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, etc.), Alkynes (arctylol, arctione, arctic acid, etc.), volatile oils (taraxacum sterol, sitosterol, β-elemene, etc.), flavonoids (arctionin, arctigenin, etc.), glycosides, alkaloids, arctium Vegetarian, succinic acid, oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, carotin, etc.

a. Lignans

The lignans in burdock seeds are mainly diarylbutyrolactones, and the main active ingredients are arctiin and arctigenin, as well as new arctiin, podocarpus resin phenol, podocarpus resin glycosides, and rosin , Larch alcohol, (+)-secoisolariciresinol, (+)-7,8-didehydroaretigenin, 8-hydroxypinoresinol, (+)-fraxiresinol; a variety of sesquilignan components, such as arctiol A, B, C , D, E, isoarctolol A, Chemicalbook C, arctiin A, B, C; and dilignans, such as: arctiol D, E, F, G, H, arctiol F, H, new burdock Prime A, B, arctiinoside A, B.

b. Terpenoids

There are also terpenoids in burdock seeds, mainly sesquiterpenoids and triterpenoids, such as butterbur ketone, butterbur ketone, butterbur spironolactone, lupulol, α-aromatic alcohol, β-sitosterol, β-carotene.

c. Volatile oil and fatty acids

Burdock seeds contain a variety of volatile oils and fatty acid components, including ethyl linoleate, linoleic acid triglyceride, lauric acid, glyceryl stearate, n-octadecanoic acid, octadecanoic acid monoglyceride, 9- Ethyl octadecenoate, α-palmitonic acid mono-oil, ethyl caffeate, etc.

d. Phenolic acid derivatives

Phenolic acid derivatives were separated from the burdock seed extract: chlorogenic acid, 3,4-dicaffeoylquinic acid, 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid and 4,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid . In addition, burdock seeds also contain a variety of polysaccharides, amino acids, proteins and cellulose.

Arctiin: colorless crystalline powder, mp110℃~112℃, [α]D27-51.5°(c=2.0, ethanol).

Arctium lappa aglycone: white crystal, mp101℃~102℃.

6. Manufacturing Flow Chart of Burdock extract

Raw material → water/ethanol extraction → concentration → extractum → spray drying → crushing, mixing, packaging → product

7. Burdock extract Powder benefits

a. Anti-fatigue effect.

Burdock extract can improve the liver glycogen reserve and blood lactic acid clearance ability of mice, by stimulating cell proliferation, enhancing cell viability, promoting body growth, improving endurance and physical strength; it can also increase the basal metabolic rate to ensure energy supply , In order to improve endurance, physical strength and energy, has obvious anti-fatigue effect. Studies have shown that the anti-fatigue effect of burdock is arctiin, which can significantly increase the blood testosterone content and blood cortisol content of training rats, and extend the time for rats to run to exhaustion.

b. Anti-aging effect

Burdock has significant free radical scavenging and anti-oxidation ability, can significantly increase the SOD activity in liver tissue and serum, reduce the body’s MDA level, reduce cell damage and remove deposited aging metabolites, and play an anti-aging effect effect.

c. Anti-tumor

Studies have shown that arctium can inhibit the activity of phosphofructosylase in cancer cells, and arctigenin can also effectively inhibit the expression of heat shock protein in cancer cells, thereby helping to kill cancer in hyperthermia therapy of cancer cell.

d. Antibacterial and antiviral

Studies have found that the polyacetylenes of burdock root extract can play a good antibacterial and antifungal effect. When the chlorogenic acid reaches a certain concentration, it will also have a certain inhibitory effect on Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Micrococcus luteus.

e. Hepatoprotective effect

The water extract of burdock root has a protective effect on the liver injury induced by carbon tetrachloride or acetaminophen. It can reduce the level of SCOT and SGPT in a dose-dependent manner, and relieve the liver from the pathological view of Chemicalbook. The degree of damage. The water extract of burdock root also has a protective effect on the liver damage caused by chronic alcoholism and aggravated by carbon tetrachloride.

f. The effect of lowering blood lipids.

The water extract of burdock seeds can significantly reduce the levels of total cholesterol (TC) and triglycerides (TG) in model rats, and can increase the plasma total esterase (PHPA) and lipoprotein esterase (LPL) activities of rats Effectively increase and significantly improve the level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c) in rats, indicating that burdock can reduce blood lipids mainly by increasing the level of plasma HDL-c in rats and improving the activity of LPL enzymes.

g. Antioxidant effect

The ability of burdock root ethanol extract to scavenge superoxide anion free radicals and hydroxyl radicals increases with the increase of concentration, and the ability of burdock ethanol extract to scavenge free radicals is stronger than that of burdock water extract.

h. Anti-diabetic effects.

The total lignans in burdock seeds can significantly reduce the blood sugar level and the content of serum insulin and high-density lipoprotein in the diabetic group, and can increase the content of total cholesterol and triglycerides, proving that it can prevent diabetes complications happened.

i. Other effects

The water extract of burdock root can improve the sexual performance of male rats and the content of testosterone in serum. This study shows that burdock root has potential development value in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. The addition of burdock oligofructose in fish feed can significantly promote the growth of fish to a certain extent, increase the utilization rate of fish feed, and can also effectively improve the nutritional content of fish and enhance the quality of fish meat.

8. Dosage of Burdock extract Powder

There is limited clinical evidence to guide burdock dosing. Dosages used in studies vary from 200 milligrams of burdock root extract to six grams a day of burdock root tea.

9. Burdock extract Powder side effects

Burdock is generally considered safe, but some people should not use burdock extract.

Pregnant women should avoid using burdock extract because it may irritate the uterus and cause premature birth.

Diabetic patients taking blood sugar lowering drugs should not use burdock extract because it may cause hypoglycemia.

The most common side effect reported is skin rash (contact dermatitis).

10. Safety of Burdock extract Powder

Burdock is considered to be safe to eat, but you should only buy it from reputable sellers and should never collect it in the wild. The Burdock plant resembles belladonna nightshade plants, which are highly toxic. They often grow together. If you’re taking burdock supplements, take small doses only in moderation.

11. Burdock extract Powder related researches

  1. A review of the pharmacological effects of Arctium lappa (burdock), link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/47567515_A_review_of_the_pharmacological_effects_of_Arctium_lappa_burdock
  2. Burdock root: Benefits, side effects, and uses, link: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320035#what-is-burdock-root
  3. Assessment report on Arctium lappa L., radix, link: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/herbal-report/final-assessment-report-arctium-lappa-l-radix_en.pdf
  4. Aqueous extract of Arctium lappa L. root (burdock) enhances chondrogenesis in human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells, link: https://bmccomplementmedtherapies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-020-03158-1
  5. Comparison of the Immunomodulatory Properties of Root and Leaves of Arctium Lappa (Burdock) in Vitro, link: https://sites.kowsarpub.com/zjrms/articles/12965.html

12. Burdock extract Powder package & Notes for shipping

25kgs/drum, inner by double plastic bags.

N.W./G.W.: 25kgs/28kgs

Drum size: 35cm(diameter)*51cm(height)

Small order is accepted too. Such like 1kg/5kgs/10kgs.

Package for small quantity is by aluminium foil bag and carton box.

For 1-50kg, we suggest shipping by courier, such as DHL, fedex. HS code we use is 2932999099.

For 50-300kgs, we suggest shipping by air. HS code we use is 2932999099/1302199099.

For more than 300kgs, we suggest shipping by sea. HS code we use is 1302199099.

13. Q & A for Burdock extract Powder

Q: What is burdock root good for?

A: People take burdock to increase urine flow, kill germs, reduce fever, and “purify” their blood. It is also used to treat colds, cancer, anorexia nervosa, gastrointestinal (GI) complaints, joint pain (rheumatism), gout, bladder infections, complications of syphilis, and skin conditions including acne and psoriasis.

Q: What are the side effects of burdock root?

A: Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Bleeding disorders: Burdock might slow blood clotting. Taking burdock might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders. Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Burdock may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family.

Q: Can I take burdock root everyday?

A: If you’re taking burdock supplements, take small doses only in moderation.

Q: How do you use burdock root for skin?

A: Burdock root may also help with some skin conditions, such as acne and minor skin irritation. Apply a paste or tincture directly to the affected area.

Q: Is Burdock good for the liver?

A: Burdock root improves liver function and elimination. Burdock goes well with dandelion root for reducing swelling in and around the liver.

14. Supplements containing Burdock extract Powder

  1. Herbal Secrets Burdock Root 425 Mg Capsules (Non-GMO) – Promotes Blood detoxification * Promotes Healthy Circulation* (120 Count)
  2. Puritan’s Pride Burdock Root 450 Mg, 60 Capsules
  3. NOW Supplements, Burdock Root (Arctium lappa) 430 mg, Herbal Supplement, 100 Veg Capsules
  4. Nature’s Way Burdock Root, 950 mg per serving, 100 Capsules
  5. Herbal Secrets Burdock Root 425 Mg Capsules (Non-GMO) – Promotes Blood detoxification * Promotes Healthy Circulation* (120 Count)
  6. Best Naturals Burdock root 425 mg 180 Capsules

15. Where you can buy Burdock extract Powder?

You can purchase Burdock extract Powder from China.

MR Natural is a professional manufacturer for Burdock extract since 2006.

We supply it to USA, Europe & Australia.

For Burdock extract supplements, YOU can buy from online store like Amazon.

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