Agrimonia eupatoria


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Agrimony

An herb with a high content of tannin; it is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, astringent, haemostatic, and is a GI tonic. It is used for athlete’s foot, diarrhoea, gastric ulcers, colitis, gallstones, cirrhosis, renal disease, and to decrease uric acid levels in gout.
Note: There are no peer-reviewed data regarding efficacy or safe or effective dose; its safety and efficacy in pregnancy is unknown. It can cause photodermatitis.
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Therefore, the ethyl acetate extraction proved to be an efficient technique to extract compounds that confer antioxidant properties to Agrimonia eupatoria infusion.
This antioxidant activity could be responsible for the anti-inflammatory properties of Agrimonia eupatoria. Superoxide anion is an inflammatory mediator and it reacts with NO originating peroxynitrite, which is a powerful oxidant that is also involved in the inflammatory processes.
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and peripheral analgesic activities were observed for both the Agrimonia eupatoria infusion and/or its polyphenol-enriched fraction at nontoxic doses for the liver and the kidneys.
The results of the present work corroborate the traditional use of the Agrimonia eupatoria infusion as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and suggests that its polyphenols contribute to this activity, which may be helpful in developing novel and beneficial antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and/or peripheral analgesic agents.
Morelli, "A flavonol glycoside from Agrimonia eupatoria," Phytochemistry, vol.
Kiss, "The phytochemical investigation of Agrimonia eupatoria L.
Tomlinson et al., "Antibacterial and free radical scavenging activity of the seeds of Agrimonia eupatoria," Fitoterapia, vol.