|Name: Five-finger grass
Name: Potentilla canadensis, Potentilla reptans
Names: Five-finger grass, cinquefoil, finger leaf, five fingers, cinquefoil, European five finger grass
Used: Root, leaves
Five-finger grass makes a good gargle and mouthwash and a good remedy for diarrhea. The powdered root or bark of the root can be used, as well as the leaves. The root bark has also been recommended for stopping nosebleed and other internal bleeding.
Five-finger grass is a perennial plant found mostly in dry soils in the US and Canada. Its procumbent stem bears petioled leaves palmately divided into five sharp-toothed, obovate to oblanceolate leaflets. Solitary yellow flowers grow on long peduncles from the axils of the leaves from April to August
Infusion: Steep 2 or 3 tsp. leaves in 1 cup water. Take 1 cup a day.
Decoction: Boil 1 oz. root bark in 1-1/2 cups of water until 1 cup of liquid remains. Take 1/4 cup, two or three times a day.
Powdered Root: Take 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. at a time
Tincture: A dose is from 20 to 40 drops
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