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Scientific Name: Sanguisorba officinalis syn. Poterium officinalis

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Sanguisorba officinalis syn. Poterium officinalis


  • Perennial
  • Erect clump-forming perennial.
  • Fully hardy.

Culinary Uses

  • The young leaves, leaflets and unopened flowerheads are added to salads, stirfries and soups.
  • Dried leaves are made into a tea.

Parts Used

  • The leaves and roots.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Controls bleeding, reduces inflammation, promotes healing and destroys many pathogenic organisms.
  • Internally for diarrhoea, dysentery, ulcerative colites, haemorrhoids, and abnormal uterine bleeding.
  • Externally for burns, scalds, sores and skin diserases.
  • An ingredient in Chinese formulas to treat cervical erosion.
  • Dentifrice for peridontal disease.

Other Uses

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