(Flowering plant) astringent, expectorant, diuretic, vulnerary, anti-inflammatory. Useful internally in cystitis, leucorrhoea and particularly metrorrhagia, as a bowel regulator, it can be used to treat either diarrhea or constipation, in respiratory or nasal catarrh.
Applied externally to wounds it is both styptic and healing. It may also be applied to hemorrhoids and burns.
Young leaves may be boiled and eaten as a green vegetable, or added to soups.