agrimony herb

Agrimony Leaf Cut -Agrimonia eupatoria

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100 grams

Agrimony Cut Leaf

Agrimonia eupatoria

CAUTIONS

Do not use if pregnant or suffering from stress related bowel disorders such as constipation.

Agrimony (Agrimonia Eupatoria) has no real common usage nowdays but in traditional herbal medicine it holds a high regard. It is variously known as Church Steeples, Sticklewort, Cocklebur, Garclive, Egrimoyne, and has a varied set of reasonably well documented uses.

The plant grows wild throughout Europe and the North American continent. It is a hardy perennial found mostly in woodland. Its stems grow to around 2 feet in length and end in a yellow flowered spike. Both leaves and flowers will exude a faint aromatic scent if crushed which is retained when the herb is dried. It yields a yellow dye which is faint if harvested during Spring and much stronger yellow if late harvesting takes place.

Traditional Uses for Agrimony Herb:-

It is considered to be very useful in the treatment of loosened bowel action and as an aid in recovery from fever and winter colds. It contains around 5% tannin. As an infusion it is used to purify the blood and some have used it to aid in dieting.

Agrimony has an astringent action and is used in alternative medicine as a mouthwash and is applied externally in the form of a lotion to minor sores and ulcers. Agrimony has also been documented as a strong decoction, to cure blemishes, and pimples.

History:-

The name Agrimony is from Argemone, a word given by the Greeks to plants which were healing to the eyes, the name Eupatoria refers to Mithridates Eupator, a king who was a renowned concoctor of herbal remedies.

Weight 0.1 kg