💊 Chemical information
Ph. Eur. 6.2(Loosestrife; Lythri Herba). The dried flowering tops, whole or cut, of Lythrum salicaria. It contains not less than 5.0 % of tannins, expressed as pyrogallol and calculated with reference to the dried drug. Protect from light.
Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria (Lythraceae), is used in herbal medicine for the treatment of diarrhoea. It is also used for its astringent and antimicrobial properties.
Fr.: Salicairine. Multi-ingredient: Fr.: Saugella; Ital.: Gynegella P†; Spain: Natusor Astringel†.
Published May 08, 2019.