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Herbal medicine
(1) Potentilla erecta; erect cinquefoil, see there.
(2) Potentilla reptans, a perennial herb; it is antidiarrhoeal, antipyretic, astringent and tonic, and has been used to treat nasal and oral bleeding, sore throat and toothaches.

tormentil (torˑ·mn·til),

n Latin names:
Geranium maculatum L,
Potentilla erecta L,
Potentilla tormentilla; parts used: dried herb and rhizome; uses: antioxidant, astringent, styptic, vulnerary, tonic, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, fever, laryngitis, pharyngitis, gums, mouth sores, hemorrhoids (topical), vaginal infections, conjunctivitis; precautions: none known. Also called
alum bloom, alumroot, American cranesbill, biscuits, bloodroot, chocolate flower, common tormentil, crowfoot, dove's foot, English sarsaparilla, geranium, old maid's nightcap, red root, septfoil, shameface, shepherd's knapperty, shepherd's knot, spotted cranesbill, storksbill, thormantle, wild cranesbill, or
wild geranium.
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The loose bowels can be helped with Tormentil Complex, 15 drops, twice a day, after meals.
I would suggest that you take the herbal remedy Tormentil Complex at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, after meals and this should help to normalise the function of the bowel.
A TORMENTIL COMPLEX is a good one, especially in cases of loose motions where inflammation and irritation are prominent features.
A I WOULD suggest you try the remedy Centaurium, at a dose of 15 drops twice a day before meals, together with Tormentil, 15 drops twice a day after meals.
Tormentil Complex can reduce discomfort by relaxing the musculature.
The IBS can be helped with Tormentil Complex, 15 drops twice a day after meals.
Take 20 drops of Tormentil Complex three times daily in a little water about 15 minutes before eating to regulate the bowel.
A YOUR son can get help from Tormentil Complex, 15 drops twice day, after meals.
A TORMENTIL Complex, available from health shops, can be effective.
IBS and diverticulitis can be helped with Tormentil Complex.
A AVOID all refined and acidic food and drinks and try the herbal preparation Tormentil Complex - available from health stores.
In the meantime, 15 drops of Tormentil Complex, taken twice a day after meals, should help.