- August 2, 2017

Astringent herbs – The use of tannins in medicine

Astringent herbs have long been used treat damaged and inflamed tissues.  The term astringent is derived from latin word “adstringere” which means to “to bind together”.  Compounds called tannins are responsible for the astringent effect.  Tannins bind to proteins forming cross-linking that tightens Read More