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bistort

Infectious disease fighter, very strong astringent (stops internal and external bleeding). Used for diarrhea, ibs, ulcerative colitis, dysentery, mouth sores, vaginal discharge, gargle for sore throat. Whole plant is useable. Plant has tall spike stem, whose top is covered with a clublike cluster of pink flowers
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While prostitutes were tolerated, even appropriated as signifiers of the city's beauty, their costumes were restricted to limit their social mobility while concomitant legislation against cross-dressing (that intensified after 1562) limited their physical mobility (see Bistort, 55-65, especially, 65; Scarabello, 1980, 83).
The bistort is providing nesting possibilities for more and more grebes, probably leading to ``overspill'' - as in the case of the pair which discovered Sefton Park in May and successfully raised three young.
They're often called the Bistorts and their proper Latin name is Persicaria.
Furthermore, most bistorts have narrow upright spires of flowers, a habit of growth I really enjoy.
So the bistorts should have everything going for them, but the truth is, I just can't stand them.
A couple of years ago, I began to warm a bit to the bistorts.
If you like the bistorts, then go on growing and enjoying them.
101) The best overview of sumptuary legislation in Venice remains Bistort.