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a rosaceous downy perennial plant, Potentilla erecta, of Europe and W Asia, having serrated leaves, four-petalled yellow flowers, and an astringent root used in medicine, tanning, and dyeing
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(Potentilla erecta\ a perennial plant of the family Rosaceae. It grows in damp fields and brushwood in the European USSR, the Caucasus, and Western Siberia. Its rhizome is rich in tannins. The tormentil is used medically as an astringent and bactericidal agent. As a medicine, it is administered externally and internally in the form of a decoction. The tormentil yields a dye.


Atlas lekarstvenykh rastenii SSSR. Moscow, 1962.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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A member of the rose family, Tormentil has a high tannin content which accounts for its soothing, protective action on the digestive tract.
A TRY taking Centaurium, 15 drops, twice a day before meals together with Tormentil Complex at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day after meals.
However, I would also recommend that you use the preparation Tormentil Complex at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, after meals, together with Linoforce at a dose of teaspoonful, twice a day.
A TO regulate your digestive tract, take the herbal remedy Tormentil Complex - 20 drops three times a day.
Acid areas - heath bedstraw, sheeps sorrel and tormentil.
I purchased Centaurium and Tormentil Complex and tried them for about three days, but unfortunately I felt they did not help my condition.
Q I TRIED Tormentil which meant I was able to stop my Imodium and Codeine Phosphate.
In addition, I would suggest both men take Co Enzyme Q10 at a dose of one tablet, twice a day, along with Tormentil Complex at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, after meals.
Q I WAS able to stop taking Imodium and Codeine Phosphate after discovering the natural remedy Tormentil. I've been on it for two months and am almost better.
Drinking peppermint tea and Tormentil Complex at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, before meals should help stop diarrhoea.
A TORMENTIL COMPLEX is a good one, especially in cases of loose motions where inflammation and irritation are prominent features.
A I WOULD suggest you try the remedy Centaurium, at a dose of 15 drops twice a day before meals, together with Tormentil, 15 drops twice a day after meals.