Bistorta – what is it, benefits and side effects!

Bistorta is a plant, the underground root and stem are used to make medicine, it is used for digestion problems , particularly diarrhea .

Some people apply bistorta directly to the affected area of ​​mouth and throat infections , and to skin wounds .

How does bistorta work ?

Bistorta contains chemicals called tannins that can improve diarrhea and irritation in the mouth and throat by reducing swelling (inflammation).

Uses and effectiveness of bistorta :

Digestion problems , such as diarrhea , when taken by mouth. Also, mouth and throat infections when applied directly.

Wounds , when applied directly. In addition, more evidence is needed to assess effectiveness.

Side effects:

There is not enough information to know if bistort is safe.

Precautions and warnings:

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Not enough is known about the use of bistort during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Also, stay on the safe side and avoid using.


Medicines taken by mouth (oral medicines) interacts .

It contains a lot of chemicals called tannins. In addition, tannins absorb substances in the stomach and intestines.

Taking bistorta along with medication taken by mouth can decrease the amount of medication the body absorbs and also reduce the effectiveness of the medication. Also, to avoid this interaction, take bistort at least 1 hour after medications you take by mouth.


The appropriate dose depends on a number of factors such as age, health and various other issues of the user. At the moment, there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses.

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Keep in mind that natural products are not always safe and dosages can be important. Also, follow relevant instructions on product labels and consult your pharmacist, physician or other healthcare professional before use.

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