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Herb 101: Agrimony

by Uldreich Sam Crisostomo November 08, 2017

Herb 101: Agrimony

Agrimony, or Agrimonia are a genus of over a dozen species of herb in the Rosaceae family, alongside such favorites as the rose, apple tree, almond, and strawberry. It is a perennial herbaceous flowering plant native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with one specie also found and located in Africa.

The best way to identify Agrimony species is by the yellow flowers that spring from the plant’s long, single, pinnate stems. In ancient times, agrimony was often used in various brews, solutions, and tonics. The leaves and flowers contain a unique chemical composition that can act on the body as a detoxifying,

This herb has been historically revered as a natural remedy for ailments of the eyes, even owing its name to the Greek word Argemone, meaning ‘plant that heals the eye.’ Agrimony has also been used for such things as healing of wounds and other skin conditions, treatment of cough and sore throat, to ease gastrointestinal discomfort, and as a sleep aid. Some of the most impressive health benefits of Agrimony include its ability to reduce inflammation, improve digestive functions, improve bladder control, lessen menstrual issues, clear up skin issues, detoxify the body, and boost hair and nail health. Agrimony is also used for sore throat, upset stomach, mild diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetes, gallbladder disorders, fluid retention, cancer, tuberculosis, bleeding, corns, and warts; and as a gargle, heart tonic, sedative, and antihistamine.

Just a tip, Agrimony is best enjoyed as a tea.
Uldreich Sam Crisostomo
Uldreich Sam Crisostomo



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