Botanical Name:: Polygonium bistorta. Common Names: Bistort, Sweet dock
Bistort contains compounds with strong astringent proprties and is therefore used traditionally to stop bleeding and promote healing of wounds, both internally and externally. The traditional dose is 15-20 drops three times a day, as needed. More research is needed to confirm its safety or efficacy and therefore should not be used for prolonged periods of time or in pregnancy.