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A perennial Eurasian plant (Potentilla erecta) in the rose family, having yellow flowers and astringent roots.

[Middle English tormentille, from Medieval Latin tormentilla, feminine diminutive of Latin tormentum, torment (from its use as an analgesic); see torment.]


(Plants) a rosaceous downy perennial plant, Potentilla erecta, of Europe and W Asia, having serrated leaves, four-petalled yellow flowers, and an astringent root used in medicine, tanning, and dyeing. Also called: bloodroot
[C15: from Old French tormentille, from Medieval Latin tormentilla, from Latin tormentum agony; referring to its use in relieving pain; see torment]


(ˈtɔr mɛn tɪl)

a low European plant, Potentilla tormentilla, of the rose family, having an astringent root used in tanning and dyeing.
[1350–1400; Middle English tormentille < Medieval Latin tormentilla < Latin torment(um) torment]
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This includes the tormentil mining bee, the Welsh clearwing moth and the small-white orchid," Sorcha added.
It overflows with bilberry, crowberry, bell eather, tormentil, heath milkwort, various sedges and a rofusion of lichens.
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Water resistant for up to 40 minutes and providing protection from both UVA and UVB rays, it features antioxidants and botanical extracts like ginkgo biloba nut extract, mesima mushroom, rooibos, tormentil root, skullcap and wild thyme that protect and condition skin while offering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help promote positive collagen and elastin balance.
It appears, from the photograph, that it is one of the wild Potentillas - either the trailing tormentil (Potentilla anglica) or the creeping cinquefoil, Potentilla reptans.
Effect of oral administration of tormentil root extract (Potentilla tormentilla) on rotavirus diarrhea in children: a randomized, double blind, controlled trial.
If that doesn't work, a dose of Tormentil Complex tincture might.
Spagnum moss is excellent for cleaning wounds and stopping bleeding while tormentil tea really helped with stomach problems.
The ecological importance of Bewick and Beanley Moors lies in its great range and variety of botanical habitats, which include extensive areas of wet heath with heather, purple moor-grass, cross-leaved heath, deergrass, bilberry and tormentil, along with areas of peat bog and marsh.