Common avens (sanicle) is a perennial herb. It is widely spread in European part of Russia, in the Caucasus, almost in all countries of Europe, North Africa, and Australia. The most important part of the plant is the root. It is widely used in medicine. Rhizomes of common avens are gathered in autumn. It is desirable to look for plants older than 2 years. Common avens is reach in essential oils and tannin.
Common avens in dentistry and against diseases of the mouth cavity. Common avens can be helpful if you suffer from inflammatory diseases of the mouth cavity (stomatitis), gingival hemorrhage, and parodontosis. It is effective against bad breath as it contains numerous essential oils. Decoction of common avens is also used for treatment of various diseases of the mouth cavity.