(Polygonum aviculare)

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Annual plant of the uncultivated places at more than 2 000 m growing to 0,50 m of which one uses the aerial parts.

Astringent and diuretic knot-grass is used for the treatment of the diarrhoeas, haemorrhoids.
Also : Haemorrhages, nosebleed, diabetes, lithiasis, gout, intestinal worms.
And of external use : Cataplasms of leaves on bleeding wounds.

Out of infusion, 1 teaspoon for 1 cup of boiling water, let infuse during 20 minutes ; 2 to 4 cups a day.

Applications of fresh tops on open wounds to stop bleedings.

The juice of the plant stop bleeding of the nose.

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Polygonum aviculare, Common Knotgrass, birdweed, pigweed and lowgrass.