Sunday, November 29, 2009



Scientific Names:-

Agrimonia eupatoria L. [Fam. Rosaceae]


Extract of leaves, flowers and branches of agrimony.

Introduction: -

Agrimony, Agrimonia eupatoria L. [Fam. Rosaceae], also known as church towers, cockleburr, and stick wort, is a flowering plant often found in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. The name "Agrimonia" comes from "Argemone," the word given by the ancient Greeks to plants which cured the eyes. "Eupatoria" comes from the name of King Mithradates Eupator who was adept at mixing herbal medicines. Anglo-Saxons used the agrimony to wounds, heal bites, and warts, and the French still use it for treating sprains and bruises. A mild astringent, agrimony may be taken as a throat gargle and mouth, or as a poultice. It is often used by singers and public speakers, and in France, agrimony tea is a popular and pleasant drink. Agrimony has a long history of use and was once prescribed for many ailments and conditions, but there is not enough scientific evidence to support many of these claims. In folk medicine was given for gallbladder problems. Although usually taken for diarrhea, throat and mouth inflammation, and skin irritations, agrimony is also believed to relieve acute respiratory disorders, tuberculosis, bronchitis, kidney and urinary disorders, jaundice and liver conditions, gout, internal bleeding, menstrual problems, irritation wounds and bites, skin rashes, rheumatism, and pain and swelling associated with sprains and bruises. According to a medical examination in April 2001 published by researchers at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, the lay press promotes agrimony often for treatment and prevention of urogenital problems in pre-and post-menopausal women. However, there is no clinical evidence to support these specific applications. Animal studies show the presence of antihyperglycaemic, insulin-releasing and was insulin-like activity in Agrimony eupatoria, the ability of agrimony extract to enhance insulin secretion depends on the use of heat during extract preparation.

Traditional Usage:-

  • Acute respiratory disorders

  • Bites

  • Bladder Health Maintenance

  • Bruises

  • Coughs

  • Diarrhea

  • Exceptions to the vision

  • Female Health MAINTENANCE

  • Gastro-enteritis

  • Intestinal catarrh

  • Liver Health Maintenance

  • Menopause

  • Menstrual Health Maintenance

  • Muscle cramps and pain

  • Compress

  • Respiratory Health Maintenance

  • Overweight

  • Skin irritation

  • Sore Throat

  • Sprains

  • Stabbing

  • Sugar Regulation

  • Warts

  • Wounds

Active Ingredients:-

Agrimony antenna components: 4-10% and traces of condensed tannins and ellagitannins gallotannins and about 20% polysaccharides. Triterpenes, including ursolic acid, up to 12% silicic acid, flavonoids, including apigenin and Luteolin 7-OBD-glycosides, traces of essential oil (but only as A. procera is present in the product, change the date displayed ubiquitous plant substances.

Suggested Amount:-

Agrimony tea can be made by pouring boiling water over 1.5 grams (1 teaspoon = 1 gram) of finely chopped agrimony, soak for 5 minutes, and then efforts. For bowel drink a cup 2 to 3 times per day. This infusion can also be used as a gargle or mouth rinse. External can cushioning with a 10% decoction be applied several times a day.

Side effects:-

None known under normal conditions. Excessive use can cause constipation and other digestive problems.


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