European sanicle

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Biological Name: Sanicula europaeaEuropean Sanicle

Other Names: wood sanicle, European sanicle

Additional Info: European sanicle belongs to perennials and is indigenous to European shadowy forests, particularly to their wet areas. Its woody rhizome features a stem which reaches not more than half a foot in height, and bears serrate, basal leaves. The blossoming period lasts from late spring to midsummer, when red or white flowers of small size appear. The flowers then change to fruit, covered with prickles.

Elements Applied: Leaves are commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is used to treat diarrhea, induce expectoration, and prevent bleeding.

Tea, made of this herb, is applied to promote mucus evacuation from the chest, bowels, and stomach. It may also be applied in form of a mouthwash or a gargle to relieve throat and mouth sores and inflammations. Occasionally it can be applied to heal skin conditions, hard-healing wounds, and scrofula. The herb is characterized by mild hemostatic capacity, due to which reason it can be applied to relieve internal hemorrhage.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare an infusion, take two teaspoons of herb extract for half a cup of boiling water, and infuse for ten minutes. The remedy is used in a quantity of a cup per day.

In form of powder the herb is applied at a dose of a quarter to a half of a teaspoon thrice per day.

Safety: There is no data concerning the herb’s safety level.