Great Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis)
Great Burnet has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years in cases of bleeding, burns, and skin ulceration. Modern science has demonstrated its effectiveness as an anti-allergic1, anti-inflammatory2, and anti-microbial3 agent. In addition, it has been shown to stimulate innate immunity4 to combat infection.
- Shin TY. et al., Anti-allergic effects of Sanguisorba officinalis on animal models of allergic reactions. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2002. 24(3):455-68.
- Yang JH, Hwang YH, Gu MJ, Cho WK, Ma JY. Ethanol extracts of Sanguisorba officinalis L. suppress TNF-α/IFN-γ-induced pro-inflammatory chemokine production in HaCaT cells. Phytomedicine. 2015 Dec 15;22(14):1262-8.
3.Kokoska L. et al., Screening of some Siberian medicinal plants for antimicrobial activity. J Ethnopharmacol. 2002. 82(1):51-3.