Tormentil

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Tormentil). The whole or cut, dried rhizome, freed from the roots, of Potentilla erecta (P. tormentilla). It contains not less than 7% of tannins expressed as pyrogallol, calculated with reference to the dried drug. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Tormentil has astringent properties and is used in herbal preparations for diarrhoea and other indications. Gastrointestinal irritation and vomiting have occasionally occurred.
1. Subbotina MD, et al. Effect of oral administration of tormentil root extract (Potentilla tormentilla) on rotavirus diarrhea in children: a randomized, double blind, controlled trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2003; 22: 706–11.

💊 Preparations

Ph. Eur.: Tormentil Tincture.

Proprietary Preparations

Ger.: Blutwurz; ratioGast†. Multi-ingredient: Cz.: Dr Theiss Schwedenbitter; Original Schwedenbitter; Stomatosan†; Tormentan; Ger.: Repha-Os; Pol.: Hemorol; Neo-Tormentil; Stomatosol; Tobacoff; Tormentile Forte; Tormentiol; Rus.: Linkus (Линкас); Original Grosser Bittner Balsam (Оригинальный Большой
Бальзам Биттнера); Switz.: Baume†; Pommade au Baume.
Published May 08, 2019.