Burdock is also known by the names Bardane, Clotburr, Beggars Buttons, Gypsy Rhubarb, Gobo, and Burr. favorite herbs for healthy skin from the inside out through it's blood purifying actions, burdock has a history of uses around the world ranging from baldness to cancer. Current Uses: Systemic action (from within the body) for skin ailments (psoriasis, dry flaky skin, acne, dandruff). Arthritis and rheumatism. Blood cleanser and tonic. Detoxification and cleansing, improves liver function. Safety / Warnings: Generally safe. Possible blood sugar lowering in animals. It is not recommended for patients taking diabetic, hypoglycemic drugs or any suppliments which affect blood sugar. Allergic reactions may occur with people allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds and daisies (Asteraceae family) and severe reactions have been noted. Handling fresh leaves may cause contact dermatitis. May disturb electrolyte embalances through diuretic actions.