- Botanical Name: Arctium lappa
- CAS No.: 84012-13-5
- EC No.: 281-658-8
- Flash Point (°C): 100.00
- Refractive Index: 1.5210 to 1.5390 at 20°C
- Specific Gravity: 0.9890 to 1.0500 at 20 °C
- Color: Light yellow-brown
- Solubility: Soluble in alcohol & oils, insoluble in water
This species is native to the temperate regions of the world. It is commonly found from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, and from the British Isles through Russia and the Middle East to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, China, Japan and Taiwan. However, the plant has spread across the globe. Cultivated in China, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, and in various countries in Europe.
Burdock oil is known to have both medicinal and cosmetic benefits.
The burdock root oil is extracted from a biennial plant called Arctium lappa. The extraction of oil involves first chopping up the burdock roots into small pieces and smash them to make pulp. Then oil is extracted from the pulp. Burdock roots yield 0.2 to 0.8% essential oil.
Benefits of Burdock oil play important role in hair care, skincare, and in treating various diseases.
Sweet, earthy, and herbaceous
Caryophllene, dehydro-isolongifolene, β-selinene and Thujone.
~ The therapeutic properties of burdock oil are as under:
Antiseptic, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-infectious, and Antimicrobial.
~ The oil is known to be very effective in maintaining blood sugar, Helps in protecting the liver, Helps in better functioning of the kidney, and helpful in reducing arthritis.
Massaging the scalp regularly gives better results in a very short time. The oil provides nutrition to the hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and preventing dryness and hair loss. This oil helps to remove scalp irritation, enhances blood circulation, improved functions of sebaceous glands and hair follicles, nourishes and strengthens the roots and hair, boosts hair growth, and removes dandruff.
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