Salad Burnet Poterium sanguisorba (Rosaceae)

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Traditional Uses:diarrhea, hemorrhages
Magical Uses:
Description: Clump forming perennial with tough woody roots and red branching stems that grow up to 2 ft. Bears gray-green ferny leaves and bright reddish brown petal less flowers in early summer.

Uses: Use young leaves before flowering, whole green plant fresh or dried, and roots dug in spring and dried. Leaves are digestive and used in infusions to treat diarrhea. A decoction of the roots can be applied to cuts and burns. Roots also produce a black dye.

Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1?

Written by Melanie Hooten

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