Properties: cinquefoil is an excellent diuretic, it does not irritate the kidneys. In addition, it is often used as an anesthetic. This plant is a source of tannins, the most important of which is catechin, which improves digestion, therefore it is called the “friend of the stomach”. Bloodroot is used as an astringent, anti-inflammatory and bactericidal agent. This plant owes anti-inflammatory action to those tannins, which, creating a biological film, protect the tissues from any influences (chemical, mechanical or bacterial) that cause inflammation. The cinquefoil has the ability to lower capillary permeability and narrow vessels. It is used for coughs and colds, as it has an expectorant. In addition, this plant is used for the preparation of drugs that have a diuretic effect.
A decoction of rhizomes of the cinquefoil. To prepare it, take 1 tablespoon of the rhizomes of the plant, pour a glass of boiling water and put on low heat for 15 minutes. After cooling the broth, it must be filtered. Take a ready-made broth 3, you can 4 times a day for 1 tablespoon. The broth should be consumed an hour and a half before meals. You can make lotions from this decoction for hemorrhoids. A decoction of the grass can wash various wounds on the skin, rinse the mouth and throat with ulcerative stomatitis and tonsillitis, and you can also lubricate chapped lips for quick healing.