Potentilla is an herb. The flower, leaf, and root are used to make medicine.

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 ?

Potentilla contains chemicals called tannins that might help reduce skininflammation and have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues.

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