COLIN CUTHBERT / DILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY COLIN CUTHBERT / DILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Burdock leaf (Arctium lappa). This plant has a number of uses in herbal medicine. The leaves and root are edible, and are considered to useful in purifying the blood and eliminating uric acid. It also has diuretic and digestive actions. It is used in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Photographed at the Dilston Physic Garden, Northumberland, UK.
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