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.
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.
The positive potential of taking Agrimony
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.
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, tonsillitis, throat 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
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.
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.