Burdock Extract WS
Botanical Name: Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root
Burdock Extract ws
The dried root from plants of the first year's growth forms the official extract, but the leaves and fruits (commonly, though erroneously, called seeds) are also used. Has found application in all skin diseases, it is a certain remedy and has effected a cure in many cases of eczema, either taken alone or combined with other extracts. Also used as hair growth promotor and is used as a anit dandruff agent in shampoo.
Odour : characteristic
Solubility water soluble
shelf life : 2 years when stored properly
40-50% Inulin a polysaccaharide of Fructose, mucilage, a bitter crystalline glucoside(great burdock glycoside) - a little resin, aglycone iso burdock, the new Su-B burdock, great burdock acid, 0.1 fixed and volatile oils, and some tannic acid; contains vitamins B and E together with traces of minerals
The roots additionally contain starch, and the ashes of the plant, burnt when green, yield carbonate of potash abundantly, as well as some nitre.
added to the water phase
Typical usage 2- 8%
This is a cosmetic raw material and is meant for external use only in cosmetic formulations. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally