💊 Chemical information

Garden Burnet; Greater Burnet; Pimpinela mayor; Sanguisorba.


In Chin. and Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Sanguisorba Root). The whole or fragmented, dried underground parts of Sanguisorba officinalis without rootlets. The adventitious roots are about 5 to 25 cm long and up to 2 cm in diameter. They contain a minimum 5.0% of tannins, expressed as pyrogallol (C 6 H 6 O 3 = 126.1) calculated with reference to the dried drug.

💊 Profile

Burnet, the aerial parts and roots of Sanguisorba officinalis (Poterium officinalis) (Rosaceae), has antihaemorrhagic and astringent properties. It has been used internally to treat menorrhagia and gastrointestinal disorders and is also used topically for eczema, burns, and other skin disorders. Burnet is also used as an animal fodder and salad vegetable, and as an ingredient in beer making.


Burnet has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Sanguisorba officinalis.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Canad.: Swiss Herb Cough Drops; Cz.: To r m e n t a n ; Indon.: Ambeven.
Published January 28, 2019.