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bistort

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
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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A couple of years ago, I began to warm a bit to the bistorts. In Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens, I'd seen great stands of raspberry-pink 'Darjeeling Diamond' and the even taller 'Firetail'.
If you like the bistorts, then go on growing and enjoying them.
I've a sneaky suspicion that sooner or later I'll grow, and probably enjoy, the dreaded Bistorts.