erect cinquefoil(redirected from Potentilla reptans)
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erect cinquefoilHerbal medicine
A perennial herb that contains catechols, tannins, resin and tormentilline, a glycoside. It is antidiarrhoeal, antipyretic, astringent and tonic, and has been used to treat sore throat, bleeding gums, haemorrhoids and open wounds (and in a weak solution, conjunctivitis).