Polygonum bistorta

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Herbal medicine
A perennial plant, the leaves and rhizomes of which contain oxalic acid, starch, tannins and vitamin C. Bistort is astringent, antiemetic and antidiarrhoeal, and has been used for dysentery, menstrual bleeding and oropharyngeal inflammation.

Polygonum bistorta,

n See bistort.
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Anti-inflammatory activity of Polygonum bistorta, Guaiacum officinale, and Hamamelis virginiana in rats.
Comparison of rhizome dry mass (g) of Polygonum bistorta and P.