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Herb Information
Name: European sanicle
Biological Name: Sanicula europaea
Other Names: European sanicle, wood sanicle
Description:

European sanicle is a perennial plant commonly found in shady, moist places in the deciduous forests of Europe. The short, woody rootstock produces a naked stem up to 1/2 feet high, as well as the basal, palmately divided, serrate leaves. Small, white to reddish flowers grow in compound umbels from May to July. Later the plant produces a globular fruit with hooked prickles.

Parts Used: Leaves
Medicinal Applications

Action 

Astringent, expectorant, styptic.

Uses

European sanicle tea helps to relieve mucous congestion in the chest, stomach, and intestines. As a gargle and- mouthwash, it is good for mouth and throat inflammations and sores. It is sometimes used externally to treat skin eruptions, scrofula, and suppurating wounds. The plant also has a mildly styptic action which makes it helpful for internal hemorrhage

Dosage:

Infusion: Steep 2 tsp. in 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes. Take cup a day.

Powder: Take 1/4 to 1/2 tsp., three times a day.

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