Action ► Anti-inflammatory, haemostatic, astringent, demulcent, anticatarrhal, antidiarrhoeal. Used for internal haemorrhages, irritable bowel, diverticulosis, urinary and uterine affections. Used as a mouth wash and gargle for ulcerated mouth and bleeding gums.
The herb contains ferulic, sinapic, vanillic, syringic, melilotic, p-couma-ric, p-hydroxybenzoic, gentisic, sali-cyclic and ellagic acids, about 15-20% tannins mainly catechins.
When administered before the induction of adjuvant arthritis, the aqueous-ethanolic extract of the herb inhibited both the maximal oedema response and the total oedema response in rat.
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