Agrimonia eupatoria L. and/or Agrimonia procera, common agrimony, church steeples,cocklebur, philantopos, and sticklewort, Agrimone, Agrimonia, Agrimonia eupatoria, Aigremoine, Aigremoine Eupatoire, Cockeburr, Da Hua Long Ya Cao, Eupatoire-des-Anciens, Fragrant Agrimony, Francormier, Herba Agrimoniae, Herbe-de-Saint-Guillaume, Herbe de Sainte Madeleine, Philanthropos, Soubeirette, Thé des Bois, Thé du Nord, Toute-Bonne
Also known as agrimonia, agrimony is an herb from the rose family that is usually found near fences and hedges in England. Agrimony is identified along with yellow flowers having egg-shaped petals, it had hairy stems and spikes. It exudes a pleasant scent that can be distinctive and can be mistaken for apricot but not as sweet.
Agrimony’s active ingredients include thiamine and water soluble B vitamin identified as quercitrin which is also an antioxidant. Catechin is a polypherol that is also soluble and is present in agrimony’s composition. Agrimony also has amounts of silicic, palmitic and unsolic acid. One of the common saturated acids of palmitic is also present in various plants and animals.
June to August (Midsummer or when the flowers start to bloom)
Dried, above-ground parts of the plant
- General weakness,
- Urine infections
- Sore throat
- Prevent tuberculosis
- Scents and additives
- Bed wetting/ incontinence
- Bladder infection (UTI)
- Cuts and wounds
Thanks to folklore, agrimony and its uses is said to be used by witches. However, since it has proven effective since these times, agrimony in general already has a time-tested proof of its uses and applications.
Its flowers when dried can be used as a diet drink or spring tonic which purifies the blood. In France, it is used as a remedy for cough. Likewise, seeing as it purifies the blood, agrimonia helps in lowering symptoms of liver ailments, jaundice and other blood conditions. It also has a wide array of topical applications like easing acne, pimples, eczema, blotches, sores, and rheumatism.
Widely used centuries ago, the effects of agrimony on common household uses and ailments have been proven efficient. Apart from being a first aid treatment, it is also a good carrier of antioxidants and can address common skin problems.
Dosage is key. Since agrimony is being used for pharmaceutical and natural treatments, its users have to pay attention to the dosage guides on labels. Its side effects can cause allergies, and can lead to complications of underlying diseases of gastrointestinal problems when dosage is exceeded. Patients who have a record of bleeding disorders should consume agrimony in mild doses.
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