Description. The plant contains tannins, volatile oil, calcium, acids and other substances. The root is anodyne, astringent, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, tonic and vulnerary. Great burnet is employed mainly for its astringent action, being used to slow or arrest blood flow. It is taken both internally and externally and is safe and effective. Modern research in China has shown that the whole herb heals burns more effectively than the extracted tannins. Patients suffering from eczema showed marked improvement after using an ointment made from the root. Use. Great burnet is an excellent internal treatment for all sorts of abnormal discharges including diarrhoea, dysentery and leucorrhoea. It is used externally for burns, scalds, sores and skin diseases; as a mouth wash for dental and mouth inflammations. The root is used for peptic ulcers, haematuria, menorrhagia, bloody stool, dysentery, diarrhoea, haemorrhoids and burns.
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