The Health Benefits of Bistort

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Bistort is a medicinal herb that is also known as snakeweed , snakeroot, pink pokers or meadow bistort. This herb is native to the Iberian Peninsula, Central Europe, Turkey.

The Health Benefits of Bistort


Bistort is a medicinal herb that is also known as snakeweed, snakeroot, pink pokers or meadow bistort. This herb is native to the Iberian Peninsula, Central Europe, Turkey, Russia, Britain, the Alps, Pyrenees, China, Japan, Caucasus, Canada and Alaska. It is commonly found growing in meadows, fields and along river banks and roads. It thrives growing at high altitudes and in moist soil. Bistort can grow up to three feet high. The roots of this plant are fleshy and the leaves are oval and dark green with points. The seeds of the bistort plant are triangle-shaped and brown.

The leaves of the bistort plant have a sour taste and the roots are bitter. The plant blooms during the summer season. The bistort is used for food in some parts of the world because the roots contain a very high amount of starch. All parts of this herb are used for medicinal purposes. When this plant is used for medicine internally it can be useful in treating diarrhea, cystitis, gastritis, dysentery and menstrual bleeding. External uses of this plant include treating skin disorders, burns, gingivitis, vaginal discharge and anal fissures. Sometimes it is mixed with other herbs like agrimony to treat ailments.

Bistort has been used to treat infections and snake bites too. It has been used in herbal medicine for a very long time and the herb is still popular today. Bistort contains natural astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has natural antibacterial effects. Bistort is used in the form of an extract or powder. It has been a useful remedy for ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. It has been very effective in treating urinary tract disorders.

The young leaves of the herb can be consumed fresh or cooked. They are excellent when added to salads. The leaves of the bistort plant contain an excellent amount of vitamins A and C. The bistort herb can be used as a gargle to treat sore throats and infections in the mouth. Bistort is safe for using and has no reports of side effects when used as prescribed. Before collecting any herb from the wild be sure to seek advice from an expert since herbs can be easily confused for poison. When using any herb as a health remedy, then be sure to seek advice from a health care provider since some herbs are known to interfere with certain prescribed medications.

This herb also produces fruit that are small, brown and shiny. When using this herb as a remedy be sure to take the correct dosage amount. A herbalist or professional health care provider can tell you the dosage instructions. If you use more than what is prescribed, the constipation can occur. This herb is also useful in treating ailments in children and is safe for use when used in correct dosage amounts. Ask your herbalist or health care provider if bistort may be beneficial to you. You can find bistort at most health food stores and it may also be ordered online.

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Bistort, Burns, Herb, Roots, Skin

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author avatar Jerry Walch
25th Feb 2014 (#)

Hi Shannon. My education continues. I never even heard of this herb. You would think that with all the Native Americans that I count among my friends that I would be better educated about herbal medicine, but I'm really lacking in that area.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
26th Feb 2014 (#)

Interesting post and I applaud your educating us with this fact filled posts, thanks you for sharing them here in the forum!

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