Monday, July 13, 2009

Bistort



Bistorta bistortoides - Buckwheat family
Dense cylindrical clusters of minute flowers found
in alpine meadows. The powdered root has been used
as a powerful astringent to treat canker sores and sore
throats as well as dysentery, irritable bowel syndrome
and as a douche for excessive vaginal bleeding. I have
not used it so far.
7-13-09

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