Bistort Herbal Remedies
Bistort root is highly astringent, and is used for diarrhea and hemorrhaging. The decoction is used as a mouthwash for gum problems, and the powder is sprinkled on wounds externally to stop bleeding. P. bistortoides is a common native U.S. species that can be used similarly. Other dose forms: use as a wash for mouth problems or sore throat; 1 tsp/cup of water. Bistort has a taste of ASTRINGENT and a temperature of COOL.
Bistort Proper Dose
|Bistort Powder||1-2 gr powdered rhizome daily|
Bistort Reference Information
|Latin Name||Polygonum bistorta|
|Part Used||Root, Rhizome|
|Herb Forms||Bulk herb, powder.|
|Botanical Info||A short, compact perennial plant of wet meadows in the buckwheat family. The flowers are in short pink or white spikes.|
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