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Burdock: cosmetic properties

by Alivia Nyhan
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Burdock is a biennial plant, that is, its life lasts only two years and when it dies its seeds spread and a new plant grows again. The best known property of this plant is that it is purifying, but it can also maintain blood sugar levels and is good for digestion. However, it has many more cosmetic uses such as dermatological treatment for some conditions such as psoriasis.. It can help treat acne, dermatitis, herpes and eczema, and even irritating skin conditions. It helps to heal the skin and to decongest and reduce inflammation. It is also a very beneficial plant for hair loss. The good thing about burdock is that both its seeds and its roots and leaves are used; everything is used and there are many ways to prepare it. In this FastlyHealarticle we explain the cosmetic properties of burdock .

Properties of burdock on the skin

Burdock has been used for many years to treat skin conditions. At the time of Henry III, he suffered from a skin disease that, it is said, was cured with burdock. Since then, this plant began to be used more and more and established itself as a good cosmetic and beauty treatment, in addition to its health benefits.

The properties of burdock on the skin are:

dermatological problems

As we have said, burdock can treat dermatological skin conditions from eczema or rash to psoriasis . For this it is used in the form of compresses or steam baths. However, there are also burdock creams. In this article we will teach you the recipe for a burdock cream.

Not only does it serve to cure these conditions but it can be used as a preventive treatment and daily care. For the use of compresses or steam it is important to make an infusion of burdock much more concentrated than the one used for its consumption. That is why the proportion of burdock has to be higher. If around 20 grams per liter of water are used for consumption, in this case we will use twice as much or even a little more. Or use 20 grams of burdock root for every 250 cc of water.

Acne treatment

Burdock is a good remedy for the treatment of the acne because of its cleansing properties that not only take effect within the body but also on the skin.

What burdock does is enhance the action of the sebaceous glands. In this case, as before, it is also used in the form of a more concentrated infusion, to create vapors or to impregnate it in compresses. However, you can also take an infusion diluted in water to help your body eliminate toxins and detoxify it. In this way you can help enhance its benefits from within the body. It can even serve as acne prevention or help reduce acne by working together from the inside and outside.

In addition it can also cure the boils that usually appear in areas of hair. They are inflammations that form due to infection of the hair follicle.

For clean and fresh skin

Burdock is not only used to treat skin conditions, but you can also use it as a natural daily cosmetic treatment . It will help you keep your skin fresh and clean. In addition to helping you prevent acne and skin conditions. Steam baths are not only used to treat conditions but also to purify the face.

Delays skin aging

Burdock extract can help not only prevent premature aging but also help visually diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Apply it in the form of a cream every day and you will see the results little by little.


Burdock has healing effects, as we have already mentioned, that is why it not only helps to heal wounds but some dermatological conditions of the skin that are normally treated with scarring could be diminished when applying burdock. Also, if you have any visible wound on your face or skin and you want it to disappear as soon as possible, burdock may be the solution.

Properties of burdock for hair

Due to its properties, burdock can help prevent and treat hair loss . But it will also help with dandruff and itchy scalp.

It serves as a treatment to strengthen the scalp and give it shine in addition to preventing it from falling out. It also treats the dryness of the scalp . Burdock contains a large amount of phytosterols and essential fatty acids that help maintain healthy hair and stimulate its natural growth.

How to prepare burdock for cosmetic use

Burdock for skin

For cosmetic use on the face or skin you can use a burdock cream . To prepare it you will need:

  • Sweet almond oil
  • Burdock root
  • 84 grams Lanolin
  • 42 grams Vegetable liquid glycerin
  • 8 drops Tea tree essential oil

First we have to prepare a macerated burdock oil . For this we will need sweet almond oil (which can be substituted for any other oil) and burdock root. You can prepare more and reserve it since burdock oil is also very good on its own. To macerate it, simply fill a jar with almond oil and add the burdock root so that the jar is full but only hollow with oil. Let it marinate for a month or a month and a half.

Once you have the oil you just have to mix all the ingredients in a bowl or where you want to prepare it and pour it over a jar of cream. Let it rest until it cools and it will take on the consistency of a cream.

You can also prepare a burdock peel that will help you reduce spots and marks and exfoliate the skin. To do this, prepare an infusion of burdock with 20 grams of root per 250 cc of water. Then crush a few burdock seeds and add the infusion little by little. It has to be a consistency like sandy.

Burdock for hair

For the hair you can use a concentrated burdock infusion with the proportions that we have given you before and apply it with wet compresses on the hair. Of course, let it cool a bit. Apply it on the roots and massage.

If you add a tablespoon of honey to this infusion, you can use it as a conditioner. Let it act for 15 minutes on the hair, especially from medium to ends. And then clarify it.

This article is merely informative, at FastlyHeal .com we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.

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