Potentilla bifurcate (two-bladed)

Perennial squat plant. The leaves are pinnate, the leaves are forked in the upper part in the form of a fork. The flowers are small, yellow, collected in inflorescences in the form of a panicle. Blooms in May-July.

Distributed in the forest-steppe and steppe zones of Siberia and the Far East. Grows in dry places, meadows, roadsides.

Medicinal raw materials are grass and roots.

Infusion of herbs in folk medicine is used for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, women’s diseases, a decoction of the roots – for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases. Known bactericidal and hemostatic effect of Potentilla products. In Central Asia and Kazakhstan, an infusion of herbs is drunk instead of tea as a tonic, tonic.

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