Burdock has been an important medicinal herb in Western folk medicine and in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, primarily valued for its blood cleansing and skin healing properties.
Burdock is considered by many herbalists to be particularly beneficial for skin conditions
Internally, Burdock promotes the flow of bile and also increases circulation to the skin. It is also a mild diuretic and lymphatic, and has been widely used as a blood purifier.
A leaf decoction of Burdock is said to make a therapeutic wash for the skin.