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Potentilla erecta / Tormentil Root Tincture
£5.08 – £12.32
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Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Tormentil Root to 3 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 75% water and 25% sugar beet derived ethanol.
Potentilla erecta commonly known as tormentil, septfoil or erect cinquefoil, is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the rose family (Rosaceae).
It grows wild predominantly in Scandinavia, Europe, and western Asia. Mostly on acid soils in a wide variety of habitats, such as mountains, heaths, meadows, sandy soils and dunes.
A red dye (called tormentole) obtained from the root, was traditionally used to color leather and other materials.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Antibiotic – Tormentil’s antibiotic, haemostatic and astringent properties make it useful as a wash for sore throat, mouth ulcers, infected gums, piles, inflamed eyes and to treat chapping of the anus and cracked nipples. Tormentil is well known as a toothache remedy and it is also useful in treating bed-wetting by children.
Astringent – Containing more tannin than oak bark, all parts of tormentil are strongly astringent. This plant is considered to be one of the safest native astringents and it is widely used in herbal medicine in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, sore throats irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, ulcerative colitis, enteritis, Chron’s disease, mucous colitis, diverticulitis, peptic ulcer and inflammation of the colon.
Skin Complaints – Externally, Tormentil makes a good styptic for cuts, ulcers, burns, sores, sunburn, hemorrhoids, frostbite and shingles due to its Astringent properties.
Product is supplied in amber PET bottles with tamper evident screw tops.
250 ml, 500 ml, 1000 ml