Agrimony is a dark green plant, from the rose family. It can be cultivated easily, it's native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere like Europe, Canada, and the US. It contains tannins, flavonoids, and polysaccharides, so this tea was used in Chinese medicine as a gentle blood purifier.

Agrimony is an invaluable panacea throughout the history of herbal remedies. It is often called Egrimoyne, and was used for healing wounds, bites, etc. by the rural population. Its Latin name is agrimonia eupatoria L.and the Ancient Greeks call it: "argemone" for a plant that heals the eyes and "eupatoria". A few centuries on, this herb, native to England, was used by the Anglo-Saxons to produce an invigorating and medicinal wine. In the Elizabethan period, agrimony was known for its wonderful health benefits, and it was called "philanthropos" due to the medicinal reputation it had gained.

AGRIMONY PLANT & FLOWER

Agrimony plant is green in color and covered with soft hairs. Most of the herbs come with some amount of scent, likewise the Agrimony herb plant. Its flowers emit apricot scent. Its dry leaves carry scent for a long time. The dry leaves can be used for potpourri. The flowers on the Agrimony plant come in yellow color with egg-shaped like petals. This pretty much describes the structure of the Agrimony herb plant.

Today, this plant is known by many other names such as cocklebur, sticklewort, and church steeples. The name "church steeples" comes from the shape of the small yellow flowers common to this herb. Agrimony may cause a lowering of blood pressure so it should not be used by people who are taking anticoagulant drugs or who have blood pressure problems. If you have blood clotting, you should use this agrimony. This herb encourages the formation of clots over a wound. It is used to staunch the flow of blood from injuries from ancient ages.

BENEFITS

  • You should use agrimony If you have digestive system problems. The herb is used effectively in the treatment of diarrhea and is often used as a tonic to generally assist the digestive system. It helps your body to conquer digestive problems.
  • You should use this herb if you have a urinary system issue with you. It is used in conjunction with corn silk to help with urinary incontinence and kidney disorders such as kidney stones. It is a diuretic. You should drink some more water to help yourself to solve the urinary system problems.
  • Take some agrimony if your liver is not working well. This herb is known for helping with jaundice and other liver problems.
  • Agrimony is also a very helpful treatment for skin problems. It is thought to be of assistance in the curing of skin eruptions, spots, etc. and also for athletes foot.
  • Agrimony has also been used against asthma and coughs.
  • Used as a gargle, it is helpful in the treatment of sore throats.
  • If you have some eye problems, you should use agrimony. The ancient Greeks were very fond of Agrimony for the curing of all eye ailments. Care should be taken as this herb is known to cause photodermatitis.

If you are allergic to the agrimony, you should stop the usage of the herb. It is very sensitive to skin problems. It may flare up into a rash when exposed to the sun. So, be careful when you use agrimony.

The Bach Flower Remedy Emotional Healing System

Spiritually, Agrimony is one of the 38 remedies in the Bach Flower Remedy emotional healing system. Classed as a personality remedy, it works at a deep level to balance negative traits that are common to that 'type'. Agrimony helps you to be honest with yourself, confront your problems and experience true inner happiness and peace as opposed to false cheerfulness and inner restlessness. If 3 or more symptoms match the way you are feeling today, then this is a remedy to consider.

Key Symptoms

  • Hide your problems behind a smiling face and pretend nothing is wrong. Inside, you may be tormented by worries
  • You don't like being alone and seek company to avoid being alone with your thoughts
  • You avoid confrontation and will do anything to keep the peace
  • You can be the life and soul of the party but inside you may be suffering
  • You may use drink, drugs or comfort eating to suppress troubling thoughts and stay "happy'
  • You seek excitement - parties, electronic games or movies to escape your thoughts
  • Keeping up the cheerful mask only adds to your troubles and makes you feel worse
  •  You are always on the move so you don't have to think about things
  • Even when you are ill, you joke about things and make light about how you feel
  • You have restless nights with churning thoughts
  • You ignore the darker side of life
  • You minimize your problems and won't discuss them
  • You are normally bright, happy and vivacious

The positive potential of taking Agrimony

  • You are honest and open about your feelings, even difficult ones 
  • You can relax and put your problems into perspective
  • You can truly laugh at your problems
  • You can share problems if you need to
  • You can deal with confrontation
  • You experience real inner peace​
  • You experience genuine inner joy
  • You are a genuine optimist

AGRIMONY HERB

One of the common herbs found in abundance throughout England and other countries in Eastern Europe is Agrimony herb. Agrimony herb has a great reputation for making herb power drinks. At a time, this herb was referred to as philanthropic because of its medicinal properties. In the herb world, it is considered as one of the old traditional medicinal herbs used for a variety of health reasons.

The use of herb differs from place to place. In Europe, it was used to create power drinks to purify the blood in the body and also used for common health elements such as flu, cold, etc. The important ingredient in the Agrimony herb contains Tannin. In many parts of the world, it is used for diarrhea and herb paste for blemishes and pimples. One of the best properties in all herbs is that their range of cure. It is also true for this herb. It is also known for successfully curing jaundice and some skin diseases.

AGRIMONY TEA

Herbotrade Agrimony Tea

This herb is also used in making herb Tea. The benefit of Agrimony tea are many, it is used for viral, diarrhea, digestion, common element like cough/flu etc. The preparation of tea is very easy. Mix one or two spoons of dry herb leaves in one cup of boiling water. Keep herbs in boiling water for 10-15 minutes to infuse herbs in water. In certain medical condition, taking this herb is not good. Those with blood pressure or under any medication condition should ask the doctor for recommended doses.

Agrimony stimulates the flow of digestive juices, facilitates liver secretions, prevents diabetes and is an excellent blood cleanser. Agrimony also counters indigestion, diarrhea, intestinal disorders, mucous colitis, and appendicitis. It is also beneficial for inflammation of the throat and mouth, tonsillitisthroat disorders, and oral thrush. Agrimony can also be gargled to counter any throat infections.

Agrimony tea is a great tea when you are looking for an herbal tonic, something to help you when digestive problems stop you from leading your normal daily life. It is made from flowers, leaves, and all the parts of the agrimony plant that grow above ground. Though, it is its toothed dried leaves that provide the main health benefits of tea made with it.

Benefits of Agrimony Tea

  • This tea is high in antioxidants, so it helps you to fight inflammations and acts against viral infections.
  • It is diuretic, making it a great tea tonic to treat kidney diseases and related bladder disorders.An agrimony infusion aids difficult digestions, letting you get on with your life.
  • It may be used as a liver cleanse, improving liver function.
  • It is even recommended to treat diarrhea both in adults and in child cases. So if your child is suffering, you can give him this tea.
  • This tea helps in cases of excess vaginal discharges.
  • It may join the fight against rheumatism and arthritis.
  • Agrimony tea helps to cure mild coughs and sore throats.
  • It can be used as an astringent on wounds. It can act as a lotion to heal minor sores and pimples.
  • A cold infusion is ideal as a wash for eyes helping you to treat conjunctivitis.
  • It may be used as a gargle and mouth rinse.

AGRIMONY SIDE EFFECTS

Agrimony is possibly safe for most adults when used short-term but large amounts of this herb are possibly unsafe because of Tannins it contains.

  • Agrimony can make some people's skin extra sensitive to sunlight and more likely to burn.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Agrimony is possibly unsafe during pregnancy because it might affect the menstrual cycle.
  • Diabetes: Agrimony might lower blood sugar levels. People with diabetes should monitor their blood glucose levels closely. If you have diabetes, it's best to check with your healthcare provider before starting with this remedy.
  • Surgery: Agrimony might affect blood sugar levels, so there is a concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using agrimony at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

The use of herb should be done through a herbal expert or a doctor. The higher doses of Agrimony taken for a longer period can lead to breathing, skin or internal body issues. Too much of tea made with this herb may cause skin sensibility to light or it may cause digestive problems, aggravating constipation.

In conclusion, any professional singer will attest to the medicinal value of agrimony. Agrimony gargle will clear and refresh your throat. Today, the French still drink the agrimony tea for the pure pleasure of its flavor. Medicinally, agrimony does have some valuable astringent properties. The Chinese still prescribe it to stop bleeding in the intestines, between period cycles, and patients with blood cells in their urine.

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