Straightened cinquefoil is popularly known as stomach grass or Kalgan grass and upright cinquefoil. Decoctions and alcohol tinctures are prepared from the dried root. The raw rhizomes are used in the preparation of ointments, are odorless, light pink in color when cut, and brown in color when dry.
The healing properties of the straightened cinquefoil, or Kalgan herb, have been known for a long time and are diverse. Due to its high content of tannins, the rhizome is a valuable astringent. Due to this feature, the medicine not only stops bleeding but also creates a biological film. Medicines made from cinquefoil reduce the permeability of blood vessels and narrow them.
Medicines from the rhizomes of the cinquefoil upright are used in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, have a moderate choleretic effect. Due to its antifungal properties, it helps to neutralize fermentation processes and remove toxic substances from the body.
Antibacterial properties of rhizomes allow using decoctions of it for external treatment of inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth, larynx, and pharynx. In dentistry, the preparations of the straightened cinquefoil can be prescribed as an adjuvant in the treatment of stomatitis and gingivitis. Rinses from galangal rhizome can be used to eliminate inflammation in case of sore throat.
Lotions, applications and decoctions of the plant roots are used in the treatment of dermatological diseases, as it has wound healing and analgesic effects. It is used to eliminate rashes and pustules. Potentilla also helps to normalize hair growth and eliminate the risk of hair loss. A decoction of rhizomes is a natural hair tinting agent.