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Agrimony has been used since ancient times. The Greeks used it as a remedy for eye ailments; and the herb’s name is derived from the Greek word Argemone, which means the plant that heals the eye. Chinese medicine often used Agrimony to treat menstrual difficulties and during the middle ages this herb was used frequently as a sleep aid. In North America, Agrimony was used for a variety of ailments by Indigenous people and up until the late 19th century agrimony was used throughout Europe and North America to treat skin conditions, cough, sore throat and diarrhea.
The energetics and taste of Agrimony are sour, bitter, cooling and slightly astringent. Agrimony tends to support the kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system and gastrointestinal system.
For liver and gallbladder related issues combine with Dandelion Root, Milk Thistle Root or Gentian Root. Mix with Corn Silk, Couchgrass and Marshmallow Root for kidney or bladder issues. Use as a topical infusion with Yarrow, White Oak Bark and Calendula for sores, wounds and varicose veins. For Gastrointestinal complaints combine with Meadowsweet, Chamomile and Slippery Elm. For conditions where there is wet sticky mucous such as bronchitis or asthma combine with Coltsfoot, Mullein and Elecampane.
How to use:
1 teaspoon of Agrimony to one cup of boiling water. Simmer for 15 minutes, strain and drink up to three cups a day.
Cautions & contraindications:
Large amounts of agrimony are possibly unsafe. Agrimony contains chemicals called tannins and in large amounts may cause side effects such as stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting and liver injury.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your health care provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.