As a detoxifying and purifying agent, Burdock root is an excellent source of non-starch polysaccharides, including insulin and mucilage. These ingredients help digestive and cleanse organism from toxins. They also act as light laxatives and help to relieve constipation.
Burdock contains inulin, proteins, polysaccharides, organic acids, phytosterols, tannins, fats, glycosides, salts of calcium and magnesium, flavonoids, saponins, iron, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C. The root contains chemicals named polyacetylenes. These components are the reason of anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.
Applied in pharmaceutical field, burdock root contains a variety of essential amino acids in higher levels, especially those with special pharmacological effects.