polygonum bistorta

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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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Comments: Perlaura, a Polygonum bistorta root extract, reinforces the DEL increases skin homeostasis and helps restore Functionality of the epidermis by improving levels of Perlecan and llystroglycan expression.
He suggested that "a species like Polygonum bistorta with a relatively low responsiveness but large flat leaves, will outcompete more efficient narrow-leafed plants like Erigeron and Potentilla that suddenly receive more shade.
In contrast, we found no Polygonum bistorta in any of the cheek-pouch samples.