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Bistort Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
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Botanical Name
Polygonum Bistorta, Persicaria Bistorta
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Quan Shen

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Bistort Cures

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Action of Bistort

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Nutrients in Bistort

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Nature of


Parts Used

Root, Rhizome, Leaves.

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Bistort

Excess may cause Nausea, Stomach Disorder, Liver Disorders.
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Bistort is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 75 Cm.
Best used for Diarrhea, Sore Throat.

In TCM :
Bistort Rhizome : Quan Shen
Meridians associated : Liver, Stomach and Large Intestine


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Materia Medica for Bistort

Bistort General

Bistort is a natural Blood flow rectifier. It is useful to cure Bleeding Disorders whether Internal bleeding or External Bleeding. It is highly Astringent in nature that is helpful to prevent Hemorrhages from the lungs and stomach.
It effectively treats Hemorrhoids. It alleviating Nose Bleeds and Nasal Polyps.
Bistort roots are used for the treatment of Fever.
It is a good herbal cure for Purulent Otorrhea.
An infusion of its plant is used as a mouth wash to treat Oral Problems like Bleeding Gums, Mouth Ulcers, Swollen Gums, Stomatitis, Sore Throat and looseness of Teeth. Gargles with Bistort are effective in curing these mouth problems.
It is potent for curbing Liver ailment like Jaundice.
Bistort is helpful in curing Dysentery (especially Bloody Stools) and Diarrhea. It is effective in killing Intestinal Worms. It is beneficial in treating bowel complaints and Cholera.
It is a good herbal treatment for Urinary Incontinence.
A decoction prepared from Bistort is significant for alleviating Menstruation Pain and Leucorrhea in women.
It is a good herbal remedy for Skin Infection, Skin Eruptions, Measles, Burns. It arrests bleeding in Wounds and Cuts. Make lotion of the herb to get fast relief and apply to the skin for treating Ulcers.
It is effective in curbing Diabetes.
Caution : Consult a Doctor before consuming it.
Single Herb

Bistort for External Bleeding

Make a paste of the leaves. Apply as a poultice to the bleeding part.

Bistort ( Amli ) for Gum Diseases

Put 2 tablespoon rootstock in a cup of water and boil for 8-10 minutes. Use it as a mouthwash for Gum Problems and inflammations of the mouth.

Bistort ( Amli ) for Wounds

Take 2 tablespoons rootstock of Bistort ( Amli ) and a cup of water. Boil them together for 10 minutes. Use as a wash for Wounds and external Ulcers.
OR Use the rootstock to make a poultice for Wounds.

Bistort ( Amli ) for Sore Throat

Use One tablespoon Bistort ( Amli ) rootstock with half cup of water. Boil for 5-7 minutes. Take a mouthful at a time, half cup a day.
OR Use it lukewarm as a gargle.

Bistort ( Amli ) for Small Pox

Prepare a decoction of the leaves of Bistort. Sponge the whole body with this water.
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24 Apr 2018
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