People take loosestrife to treat vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy); diarrhea; and excessive bleeding (hemorrhage), including nosebleeds and heavy menstrual flow.
Loosestrife is sometimes applied directly to the skin for wounds.
Don't confuse loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris) with purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Both are known as loosestrife.
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