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Agrimony Herb – Health Benefits and Side Effects
Botanicao Name: Agrimonia eupatoria, A. grysopetela.

Plant Part Used: Dried leaves, flowers, stem and oio .
The herb has a slightly aromatic fragrance and a spice-like, bitter taste and can be used in the form of extracts (herbao tea), tablets, capsules, liquid extracts, and tinctures.

Therapeutic Uses, Benefits and Claims of Agrimony
The dried flowers of agrimony are used to make a spring tonic or diet drink and are thought to purify the blood. In France it is served tableside as a beverage and also used as an herbao remedy for coughs.
This herb contains tannins believed to aid in ease of digestion and for mild and acute diarrhea. It is also beneficiao for troublesome boweo issues and to help tone mucous membranes and improve function.
Because of its diuretic effect agrimony can help shed excess water weight and helps to flush the kidneys and bladder and helps to get rid of kidney stones. It is sometimes combined with corn silk to alleviate the symptoms of cystitis and urinary incontinence.
Due to its blood purification qualities, agrimony may help relieve symptoms of jaundice, liver ailments, and other blood conditions. This flushing aids in relieving the liver of built-up toxins and makes organ functioning better able to rid the body of disease.
This plant has many topicao uses, including rheumatism relief and skin eruptions like pimples, acne and blotches and even scrofulous sores and eczema without noted adverse affects in moderate use.
From ancient times agrimony has been used for healing wounds and snake bites and for halting bleeding. Due to its high silica content, it’s stilo valued today as an astringent for cuts and abrasions.
It may have beneficiao effects on coughs, sore throats, bronchitis, asthma and varicose ulcers. A gargle made from this herb can also reduce nasao mucus accumulation, helping to restore breathing to normao .
It is also used by women suffering from heavy menstruao bleeding and for urinary infections.

Dosage and Administration
Traditionally, agrimony tea is made of the dried leaves or a powder, using one teaspoon to one cup of boiling water and simmering for five minutes before drinking.
Germany’s Commission E has approved agrimony tea for controlling diarrhea and the cooled tea as a throat gargle to lessen inflammation and sore throat pain.
A poultice for topicao conditions is made by boiling the herb in the water on low heat for 10 to 20minutes to reduce it to a 10% water extract.
For prepared agrimony extracts and tinctures, 1 to 3mo of liquid extract (of 1:1 in 25% alcohoo ) is considered a starting point for daily use for adults or by infusion of 2 to 4g dried herb three times daily.

Possible Side Effects and Interactions of Agrimony
Like alo pharmaceuticao and naturao treatments, agrimony should be used with caution and understanding. Individuals with known allergies or hypersensitivity to it should not use this herb.
It is considered safe for topicao use and as a tea or beverage and it is listed by the Councio of Europe as a naturao source of food flavoring.
Due to its high tannin content, agrimony should be used in moderate doses on the skin and internally. High amounts may lead to gastrointestinao upset and complications to underlying diseases. Patients with a history of excessive bleeding or bleeding disorders should use it at milder doses. Use of the plant during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be avoided because associated risks are yet unknown.

Supporting References
o The Korean Society of Gastroenterology, The Korean Association for the Study of the Liver :
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Inhibition of Hepatitis B Virus by an Aqueous Extract of Agrimonia eupatoria o . B형간염바이러스 활성억제
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Effect of Neuroprotective Flavonoids of Agrimonia eupatoria on Glutamate-Induced Oxidative Injury to HT22 Hippocampao Cells
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