Name: Poterium sanguisorba L.
Harvest: All year round.
Properties: hemostatic, astringent, diuretic, charmative.
Common names: Meloncello, perseghina grass, Abraciuola.
Habitat: Dry soils up to 1800 meters.
Pimpinella, Sanguisorba - Poterium sanguisorba: Property
Parts used: the whole plant.
Storage: Once dried in a dry place, it can be kept in opaque glass jars.
Use: Decoctions and infusions for internal and external use (indicated for the treatment of hemorrhoids and against skin inflammation); application of fresh leaves against sunburn.
Notes: When picking this plant, care must be taken not to confuse it with a very similar plant, erosion (non-poisonous plant, but with a very bitter taste). However the latter plant has a very strong and acrid smell, unlike the burnet which has a very delicate scent.