Geum urbanum


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Related to Geum urbanum: Geum rivale, herb bennet, wood avens
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Noun1.Geum urbanum - hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinallyGeum urbanum - hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally
avens - any of various perennials of the genus Geum having usually pinnate basal leaves and variously colored flowers
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Infusions containing high concentration of ellagitannins prepared from oak bark (Quercus spp.), wood avens rhizome (Geum urbanum L), common agrimony herb (Agrimonia eupatoria L.) or tormentil rhizome (Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch.) are often used topically in skin diseases or as therapeutic rinses and mouthwashes in order to threat bacterial infection and reduce the inflammation (Kumar et al.
(2006) showed that dimeric ellagitannin agrimoniin (which is a dominating polyphenol in Agrimoniae herba and Tormentillae rhizoma) and monomeric pedunculagin (present in Geum urbanum, Agrimoniae herba and Tormentillae rhizoma) caused the direct inhibition of neutrophil elastase but did not influence the release of this proteolitic enzyme from stimulated cells.
1-O-galloyl-4,6-(S)-HHDP-[beta]-D-glucose (2), pedunculagin (3), stachyurin (4), casuarinin (5), stenophyllanin A (8), gemin G (10) and gemin A (11) were isolated from root of Geum urbanum L.