Shrubby cinquefoil
 Potentilla - phytopreparation with anti-inflammatory, tonic, antibacterial and hemostatic effect, is widely used in traditional and folk medicine.

Pharmacological action

Bloodroot is one of the largest in the number of plant genera (Pink Family).

Basically genus consists of perennial plants, but there are annual, biennial and shrubs. The name was born from the Latin word potents, meaning strong or powerful as the healing properties of many members of the genus have long been used in medicine.

The most common and well-known are white Potentilla, Potentilla goose, Potentilla fruticosa and Potentilla erect.

Potentilla white - a perennial herb with a thick scaly rhizome short and thin stems. It grows mainly in Europe, preferring to light woods, meadows and grassy slopes. White Bloodroot used in folk medicine since the 18th century for the treatment of thyroid cancer, dysentery, liver diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and cardiovascular system. External used for the treatment of carbuncles, boils, abscesses, abscesses using antiseptic and wound-healing properties of the plant.

Potentilla goose - a perennial low herbaceous plant. Other names - crow's feet, caterpillar or convulsive grass.

Rhizome Potentilla goose - subramose, thick, scaly, with a high content of protein and starch.

Used as a medicinal plant, typically using leaves, which contain organic acids, tannins, flavonoids and fatty oil. Decoction and infusion of Potentilla goose has hemostatic, anti-convulsive, astringent, antiseptic and diuretic. Potentilla goose is used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the mouth and throat, as well as skin injuries - cuts, burns and various inflammations. Included in the homeopathic remedy Potentilla anserina.

Shrubby cinquefoil - silnovetvisty shrub. Other names - Kuril tea or shrubby cinquefoil. Bloodroot shrub grows mainly in mountainous areas on wet drained soils. Widely used in the Mongolian and Indo-Tibetan medicine as decoctions for gastro-intestinal diseases. Due to the large number of biologically active compounds, cinquefoil shrub applied as an anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, and sedative.

Tormentil - low perennial with erect stems. Another name - Galangal Galangal or wild grass.

Rhizome and roots Potentilla - woody, cylindrical, irregularly thickened, short and contains a large number of biologically active compounds: tannins, flavonoids, essential oils, glycosides tormentillin, red pigment flobafen ether tormentol, Quinic and ellagic acid, flobafeny, gum, wax, resins, starch and sugar. Potentilla used as a spice, as a raw material for the manufacture of paints and as a hemostatic, astringent, tonic, protivoozhegovoe, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory agent in traditional and folk medicine.

Also, the root of cinquefoil reduces the permeability of capillaries, has a vasoconstrictor effect and keeps the fabric from bacterial, chemical and mechanical influences.

Product form

Potentilla produce a ground plant raw material in cardboard packs of 50 g, 75 g, 100 g and a vegetable powder in packets filters 2, 5 g

Also, the root of cinquefoil is a member of various fees and teas.

Indications for use Potentilla

Cinquefoil is used for:

  • Gastritis;
  • Tonsillitis;
  • Dysentery;
  • Cholangitis;
  • Jade;
  • Coleitis;
  • Hepatitis and cirrhosis including ascites;
  • Enterocolitis;
  • Eczema;
  • Bleeding gums;
  • Cracked skin, and burns;
  • Stomatitis;
  • Sore throat;
  • Gingivitis;
  • Enteritis;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Ulcerative colitis;
  • Gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer;
  • Cholecystitis;
  • Hemorrhoids;
  • Gout and rheumatism;
  • Bleeding different etymology;
  • Vaginitis and cervical erosion;
  • Atopic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis.


The root of the bloodroot is contraindicated only if you are hypersensitive to the plants.

Instructions for use Potentilla

 Potentilla white
 Potentilla used both internally and externally.

Potentilla administered orally in the form of infusion or decoction 3-4 times a day. A decoction or infusion usually take 30 ml of tincture - 25-30 drops. When cirrhosis is used bloodroot as a tincture three times a day for 40-100 ml 2 hours before eating. The course of treatment lasting up to two months. As prevention can be used bloodroot as a decoction or infusion twice a year in the autumn and spring period lasting for a month.

Outwardly cinquefoil is used for irrigation, rinsing the mouth, moist dressings, lotions and applications using the broth or infusion.

For the healing of burns and deep cracks 1 tablespoon minced root cinquefoil boiled in one cup of unsalted butter for 10-15 minutes and then filtered while still warm.

side effects

Potentilla seldom causes side effects such as allergic reactions.

storage conditions

The root of the bloodroot can be bought over the counter without a prescription. Shelf life - 3 years.