The shoulder blade is upright

Perennial herbaceous plant with thick woody rhizome, reddening at the break; several stems, erect, thin, leafy, branched; basal leaves on long thin petioles; from the middle coarsely incised-serrate, with teeth, short-hairy, stem leaves trifoliate, sessile, serrated, stipules large. Flowers solitary, 10-13 mm across, on long stalks; calyx four-leaved with subcup, corolla of 4 petals, yellow; stamens 10-30; the fruit is combined, the fruitlets are nutlet-shaped, smooth. Potentilla blooms from May to September. Potentilla erect grows in damp meadows, forest green moss glades, clearings, and wastelands. Often meets.

Harvesting, description of raw materials:

For medicinal purposes, the rhizomes of Potentilla erect – Rhizoma Tormentillae are used. They are harvested in the fall, until the ground part has completely died out; thin roots and the remains of stems are cut off, the rhizomes are washed off the ground. Dry in the open air or in well-ventilated rooms. The finished raw material is a cylindrical, lumpy or indefinitely shaped dried rhizomes, hard and heavy. Outside, it is dark brown in color with small pitted traces from cut roots, on a break it is red or red-brown. The taste of raw materials is astringent, there is no smell.

Contains active substances:

The rhizome of Potentilla erectus contains tannins in large quantities (up to 31%), tormentol crystalline ester, tormentillin glycoside, quinic and ellagic acids, flobafen, resin, traces of essential oil, starch, and other substances.

Medicinal use:

In medical practice, Potentilla erectus products (decoction and tincture) are used as an astringent. A decoction of rhizomes is used orally for inflammatory processes of the gastrointestinal tract, for diarrhea, dysentery, bleeding: pulmonary, intestinal and uterine; externally – for burns, weeping eczema and other skin diseases; tincture of the rhizome is used for lubrication during inflammatory processes in the oral cavity (stomatosis, gingivitis) and inside – with cataracts of the intestine. hearts. Potentilla erectus root is used as an astringent against bleeding, leucorrhoea and externally for strengthening lotions, as a gastric one for chest pain, cough.

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