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Herbs
BISTORT
Knotweed, Sweet Dock, Quan Shen

(Polygonum Bistorta)


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  • Bistort Pod Description
  • Bistort Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Bistort Dosage Information
  • Bistort Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Bistort Supplements & Products




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    BISTORT HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    Bistort (Polygonum bistorta) is also commonly known as Knotweed, Wiregrass Knotweed, Adderwort, Dragonwort, Easter Giant, English Sepentary, Osterick, Passions, Patience Dock, Red Legs, Sweet Dock, Quan Shen, and Cao He Che.

    bistort plant and rhizome


    Bistort is a hardy perennial with slender stems that grow up to 30 inches in height. Each stem has a dense cylindrical cluster of tiny white or pinkish flowers. The word Bistort is the Latin name for "twice-twisted" and refers to the gnarled appearance of its dark brown rhizome, or underground stem. In the 17th century juice of Bistort was used for nasal polyps. Boiling the rhizome in wine was a decoction useful for treating diarrhea and dysentery, but also worked in slowing heavy menstrual bleeding, stopping vomiting, and healing mouth and throat inflammations. It was also used as a gargle that would tighten loose teeth. The rhizome has also been served as food in lean times boiled or roasted in a soup, or ground to make flour. The leaves were cooked and eaten like spinach.





    bistort leaves


    BISTORT USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    Bistort is strongly astringent and is used to contract tissues and help stop a heavy blood flow.

    It works well as a mouthwash and gargle for treating spongy gums, canker sores, and sore throats. This herb works well in treating peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, dysentery, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is also used as a douche for excessive vaginal discharge. Externally, Bistort is useful in treating burns and wounds and in an ointment, works well in soothing hemorrhoids and anal fissures.





    bistort flower


    BISTORT DOSAGE INFORMATION

    Bistort comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products.

    To use a decoction, take 1 teaspoonful of the dried herb in 1 cup of boiling water. Drink 3 times a day. The same decoction can be used as a mouthwash or gargle. For using a tincture, take 2 to 4 ml 3 times a day.





    BISTORT SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS INFORMATION

    Bistort is generally regarded as safe when taken in the recommended doses.

    If you are experiencing internal hemorrhaging, it is best to consult with your health care practitioner before using Bistort as a treatment for your condition. Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. If you are taking any medications (prescription or over-the-counter) it is best to seek the advice of your health care providers before using Bistort.





    BISTORT HERBAL & RELATED PRODUCTS

  • Bistort Herbal Products


  • QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS



    BISTORT HERBAL PRODUCTS

    CHINESE HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Bistort Rhizome Whole Herb (Polygonum Bistorta, Quan Shen, Cao He Che), Plum Flower, 500 Grams
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Bistort Rhizome Powder (Polygonum Bistorta, Quan Shen, Cao He Che), Plum Flower, 500 Grams
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Quell The Surface Teapills, Dan Shen Hu Xue Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Also known as: Salvia Invigorate Blood Pills. Ingredients include Salvia miltiorrhiza root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-raw, Rubia cordifolia root, Paeonia veitchii root, Carthamus tinctorius flower, Lycopus lucidus herb, Dictamnus dasycarpus root-bark, Angelica sinensis root, Tribulus terrestris fruit, Polygonum bistorta rhizome, Sophora tokinensis root, Citrus reticulata peel-immature, Activated carbon, Botanical wax, Talcum. Invigorates the Blood, Regulates Qi, Clears Heat, Expels Toxins, Expels Wind. Take eight pills three times daily. Contraindicated during pregnancy, or with hemorrhagic disorders. Use with caution in patients on anti-coagulant therapy.

    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Quan Shen, Bistort Rhizome, E-Fong, 100 Grams


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Bistort is used for vein and hemorrhoid support and as a female aid.

    Kalyx: Bistort Rhizome (Polygonum bistorta), Whole, Plum Flower Brand, 500 Grams (1.17 lbs.) (V - Special Order)
    Kalyx: Bistort Rhizome (Polygonum bistorta), Powdered, Plum Flower Brand, 500 Grams (1.17 lbs.) (V - Special Order)
    Kalyx: Bistort Extract (Polygonum bistorta), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Bistort Non-Alcoholic Extract (Polygonum bistorta), Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Bistort Extract (Polygonum bistorta), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Bistort Non-Alcoholic Extract (Polygonum bistorta), Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Bistort Extract (Polygonum bistorta), Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Bistort Non-Alcoholic Extract (Polygonum bistorta), Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Bistort Extract (Polygonum bistorta), Health & Herbs, 32 fl. oz. (HH)


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