Potentilla white (Potentilla alba L.)

Potentilla white – a perennial herb from the family Rosaceae (Rosaceae) Other names: five-fingered, five-ringed


Perennial herbaceous plant with a horizontal rhizome, from which a rosette of basal leaves extends; stems emerge from the axils of these leaves, 5-8 cm tall, erect, silky, often shorter than the rosette; palmate leaves of 5 silky oblanceolate leaflets. Flowers 2-5 per inflorescence, white, regular, with 5 sepals, 5 petals, 20 stamens and many columns. Potentilla blooms in April-May. Potentilla white grows on hillsides, in rare dry deciduous forests, in dry meadows. It occurs quite infrequently.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of the whole plant is drunk when the uterus is prolapsed; abscesses are sprinkled with cinquefoil powder.

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