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an herb found in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
uses Agrimony is used for mild diarrhea, gastroenteritis, intestinal secretion of mucus, inflammation of the mouth and throat, cuts and scrapes, and amenorrhea. There is insufficient reliable information to assess its effectiveness.
contraindications Agrimony is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity to it or to roses.


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.


A perennial herb (Agrimonia eupatoria, A. herba) used in desiccated form in tablets and infusions, as well as topically (wound healing, astringent).
Synonym(s): cocklebur (1) , sticklewort.
[L. agrimonia, fr. G. argemōnē]


n Latin names:
Agrimonia eupatoria, Agrimonia pilosa var.,
Agrimonia japonica; parts used: stems, leaves, buds; uses: hemostatic, sore throat, cuts, abrasions, cancer, (other claims: antiasthmatic, antiinflammatory, sedative, decongestant, diuretic); precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, can cause flushing, palpitations, rash, photosensitivity, and photodermatitis. Also called
church steeples, cocklebur,
langyacao, liverwort, longyacao, philanthropos, potter's piletabs, sticklewort, or
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En nuestro pais tambien crece Agrimonia parviflora que se distingue de A.
Clave para identificar las especies de Agrimonia de Argentina
Agrimonia comun, eupatorio, hierba de San Guillermo.
Herbaceous species occurring in the woody areas include Agrimonia pubescens, Anemone virginiana, Claytonia virginica, Cryptotaenia canadensis, Elymus villosus, Galium concinnum, Geum canadense, Hydrastis canadensis, Lactuca floridana, and Phryma leptostachya.
Plants blooming later in the season include Ageratina altissima, Agrimonia spp.
Mid-summer to fall flowering forbs include Ageratina altissima, Agrimonia pubescens, Campanulastrum americanum, Cryptotaenia canadensis, Eupatoriadelphus purpureus, Helianthus decapetalus, Heliopsis helianthoides, Polymnia canadensis, Sanicula odorata, Solidago caesia, Symphyotrichum cordifolium, and S.
By the end of July, species in this habitat include Agrimonia rostellata (woodland agrimony), Chasmanthium latifolium (spangle grass), Helianthus divaricatus (woodland sunflower), Lobelia inflata (Indian tobacco), Oenothera biennis (evening primrose), Polygonum virginianum (Virginia knotweed), Silene stellata (starry campion), and Verbena urticifolia (white vervain), to name the most conspicuous.
Herbaceous species unique to this forest type are Asplenium platyneuron, Agrimonia pubescens, Liparis liliifolia, and Ophioglossum vulgatum.
Ground plants include Agrimonia pubescens, Alliaria petiolata, Allium tricoccum, A nemonella thalictroides, Arisaema triphyllum, Asarum canadense, Asplenium platyneuron, Aster cordifolius, A.
Frequent to abundant spring to summer herbaceous species in Wesley Wet Area include Agrimonia parviflora, Antennaria plantaginifolia, Barbarea vulgaris, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Daucus carota, Fragaria virginiana, Geum laciniata, Prunella vulgaris, Trifolium hybridum, and T.