MEDICINALS PROPERTIES OF AGRIMONY
Preparations with leaves, flowers and rhizomes of agrimony for internal use
Agrimony is very rich in tannins
The medicinal capacity of agrimony is mainly due to its richness in catechists tannins and ellagic tannins. Tannins are mainly astringent, anti-inflammatory and vulnerary.
A drawing of agrimony with a detail of the flower
Agrimony for digestive diseases
Tannins are useful in the treatment of the following abnormalities:
- Stomach pains: In case of intestinal colic, with severe abdominal pain, the above remedy is very useful.
- Indigestion: The anti-inflammatory capacity of tannins, flavonoids and acids is extremely effective in the treatment of many gastrointestinal problems. Liverwort preparations are capable of solving problems of poor digestion in the presence of flatulence, heartburn, or gastritis. (Infusion of a teaspoon of dried flowers per cup of water. A couple of cups a day.)
Liverwort preparations are considered to have well antiulceric properties.
Tannins to diminish urine production
For its astringent properties it is also useful to decrease the production of urine (Decoction of 10% of dry leaves for 5 minutes. Take 10 tablespoons per day along the day)
Main curative properties of agrimony
Agrimony is well suited for liver
Agrimony has always been considered a good remedy for the liver. Agrimony has choleretic properties, provided by quercetin, kaemferol, apigenin and caffeic chlorogenic, vanillic and ursolic acids. Thus, this plant is capable of increasing bile juices, so that, it does not only improve digestion but it also helps the liver to perform its function.
Chlorogenic acid, ferulic and caffeic acid also possess cholagogue properties, that's to say they favor the expulsion of bile by increasing the contractions of the gallbladder, so they contribute to a better digestion of food (Drink a few cups a day of the infusion of one teaspoon of dried flowers per cup of water after meals)
In this sense, agrimony may help people who have problems with liver failure, which show hunger problems because of lack of gastric and bile juices.
We must take into account that this plant has been considered a good stomach tonic and anti-anorexic and even suitable for people with hepatitis. (Drink a few cups a day of infusion of one teaspoon of dried flowers per cup of water after meals) (50 drops of fluid extract daily in three divided doses. It can be obtained in pharmacies and health food stores)
The same remedy has been long used to treat jaundice.
Rinses, washes, gargles and compresses with eupatoria for external use
In addition to having anti-inflammatory and vulnerary properties, agrimony contains 25 antibacterial, 10 fungicide and 10 analgesic components. All these components make it a very useful plant as an effective remedy for the external treatment of diseases of the skin and mucous membranes.
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