A. A. SILVER, M.D.; JOHN C. KRANTZ JR., Ph.D.
Arctium lappa or burdock is a coarse biennial weed which grows in Europe, Asia and North America. Early in the nineteenth century, it was observed that the administration of burdock root was beneficial in cases of skin eruptions, gout, rheumatism and calculous complaints.1 For many centuries it has been utilized in the kitchen of many households and restaurants of the Japanese.2 There the root is stripped of its bark and the pulp is sliced, boiled, seasoned, and served as a vegetable much as the occidentals serve parsnips and sweet potatoes. Coincidentally it is interesting to observe that the Japanese have
SILVER AA, KRANTZ JC. The Effect of the Ingestion of Burdock Root on Normal and Diabetic Individuals A Preliminary Report1. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:274–284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-3-274
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(3):274-284.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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