Lappa. Arctium lappa.

Botanical name: 


Inulin, mucilage, sugar, resin, tannin, glucoside, fixed oil, wax.


Extractum Lappae Fluidum. Fluid Extract of Lappa. Dose, from a half to one dram.
Specific Lappa. Dose, from five to thirty drops.

Therapy—This agent closely resembles yellow dock in its action as an alterative; it has a direct influence upon the blood, and thence. upon diseases of the skin and mucous membranes. Its influence upon the mucous membranes of the stomach encourages normal glandular secretion and promotes digestion. In aphthous ulcerations of these membranes and in catarrhal ulcerations, it is excellent.

It influences the mucous membranes of the air passages when irritated from any blood disorder, alleviating irritable coughs.

It cures psoriasis and chronic cutaneous eruptions.

It has a marked influence upon chronic glandular enlargements, and is beneficial in syphilitic, scrofulous and gouty conditions.

It relieves irritation of the urinary apparatus, promoting a free flow of the urine containing urea, uric acid, and a full quantity of excrete solids.

The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.