People take potentilla as a tea for diarrhea. Women take it for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and for mildly painful menstrual periods.
Potentilla is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for soreness and swelling (inflammation) of the mouth and throat.
Don't confuse potentilla (Potentilla anserina) with agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) or tormentil (Potentilla erecta), which are also referred to as potentilla.
It's also important to distinguish between potentilla and jewelweed, because both are known as silverweed.
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