Burdock root has been shown to alleviate skin problems such as acne and psoriasis. It contains polyacetylenes, which have antifungal and antibiotic properties. And this helps fight acne-causing bacteria. It kills Streptococcus bacteria that infests cracked skin. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make burdock root a natural remedy for skin conditions such as eczema. Also, it protects against fungal imbalances like candida. In British folk medicine, a decoction prepared by boiling burdock root was used to improve skin complexion.