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Five-finger grass Potentilla canadensis, Potentilla reptans
Five-finger grass, cinquefoil, finger leaf, five fingers, cinquefoil, European five finger grass
Parts used: Root, leaves
Iridoids, e.g. aucubin, harpagide, acetyl harpagide and 6 a- rhamnopyranosylcatalpol
Flavonoids; diosmin and hesperidin
Phenolic acids; ferulic, isoferulic, p-coumaric, caffeic, vanillic & chlorogenic acids.
Five-finger grass makes a good gargle and mouthwash and a good remedy for diarrhea. The powdered root or bark of the root can be used, as well as the leaves. The root bark has also been recommended for stopping nosebleed and other internal bleeding.