People use potentilla for conditions such as sore throat, menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
As food, the roots can be eaten raw or cooked, and the stems and leaves can be eaten as a salad.
Don't confuse potentilla (Potentilla anserina) with agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) or tormentil (Potentilla erecta), which are also referred to as potentilla.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea).
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
- Sore throat.
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if potentilla is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if potentilla is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if potentilla is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for POTENTILLA overview.
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