Dipsacus fullonum – also known as wild teasel. It is an easy-to-harvest plant, very common in Europe. Its extracts are used because of numerous health-promoting properties.
The most valuable parts of the plant are roots and leaves. They contain many antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds which support the functioning of the immune system and effectively complement conventional therapies. Dipsacus fullonum extract can reduce the duration of treatment and promote regeneration after disease.
Some sources demonstrate also antirheumatic properties of preparations based on Dipsacus fullonum. The positive influence of the plant on the motor system is associated with high content of iridoids. Moreover, Dipsacus fullonum extracts are recommended to complement borreliosis treatment, due the ability to eliminate Borrelia burgdorferi.