Water pepper : Polygonum punctatum – smart weed
Part used: Whole plant
Astringent, diaphoretic, tonic, stimulant, emmenagogue, antiseptic
For scanty menstruation. All uterine troubles, gravel in bladder, colds, coughs, bowel complaints, kidney disorders. Valuable in appendicitis. Use as enema and place hot fomentation to abdomen. Used as a wash in erysipelas. Use in cold water.