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A perennial herb that is astringent and haemostatic, which has been used internally to treat diarrhoea and menstrual bleeding, and topically to reduce swelling.
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cranes·bill, American cranesbill (krānz'bil, ă-mer'i-kăn)
(Geranium maculatum) The dried roots and leaves of this plant are used in decoctions and tinctures as a purported specific against cancer, cholera, plague, and numerous other disorders and diseases. Hepatotoxicity has been confirmed in studies.
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