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Other Names: Wood Avens, Colewort, Avens Root, Herb Benet and Avens, Herb Bonnet, Herb Benet, St Benedict's Herb, City Avens, Wild Rye, Way Benet, Goldy Star, Clove Root, Jaliya, Geum Urbanum
Traditional Usages: Flavouring, Diseases of the Chest or Breast, Pains and Stitches in the Side, Expulsion of Crude and Raw Humours from the Belly and Stomach, Open Obstructions of the Liver, Helps Wind Colic, Ruptures, Takes away Facial Spots and Marks, Helps Digestion, Warms a Cold Stomach, Diarrhea, Heart Disease, Halitosis, Mouth Ulcers, Catarrh, Protects Against Poison, Rabid Dogs and Venomous Snakes
Resources: Central Asia, Canada, Europe,
Parts Used: Flowers, Roots
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Wood Avens - Herbal remedy for Gingivitis: Wood avens is a perennial herb with small yellow flowers that grows throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The roots are rich in anti-inflammatory tannins. When used as a gargle or mouthwash, it reduces bleeding and soothes the inflamed gum.
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