Family Name: Rosaceae
Botanical Name(s): Geum urbanum
Popular Name(s): Blessed Herb, European Avens, Yellow Avens
Parts Used: Rootstock and flowering herb
Habitat: Bennet grows in Europe and the Middle East.
Description: Bennet is a perennial plant which gains a height of
20 to 60 cm. Its rootstock is 1 to 3 inches long. Its lower leaves are
lyrate and pinnate while the upper ones are ternate or trifid. The
flowers are hermaphrodite, star-shaped and bright yellow in colour. The
fruits have red spikes with hooks.
Uses: Bennet is used as a gargle for gum problems and halitosis.
It is used to cure diarrhoea, chronic bronchial catarrh and intermittent
fever and promotes digestion also.