(Potentilla tormentilla, fam. Rosaceae)

The rhizome is hard, irregularly oval or spindle-like, brittle, and multiple-headed.

It contains tannins, caraway acid, tormentol, resins, starch, etc.


Astringent and antidiareic, chemiostatic.

In scientific medicine, it is used in treatment of all kinds of diseases, most often in prevention of diarrhea (usually hemorrhagic) and against dysentery.

It also prevents other types of hemorrhaging, such as nose hemorrhaging, hemorrhage in the urine, painful attacks in the bladder area, and is used to rinse bloody wounds, as well.