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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Salicin, polyphenolic tannins, especially rugosin-D; 0.5-1.0% flavonoids, quercetin and kaempferol derivatives; phenolic glycosides, mostly spiraein and monotropitin, the primeverosides of salicylaldehyde and methyl salicylate
Antibacterial, Anticoagulant, Antiinflammatory, Antipyretic, Antiviral, Nervine
In tea infusions, as a capsule or extract and sometimes included in food. The flowers are used as a natural sweetener for teas, foods and other beverages.
Leaves and aerial parts for medicine, and usually the flowers for flavoring