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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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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]
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This study aims to characterize the antioxidant activity of the Agrimonia eupatoria L.
ambigua 0.01 0.07 0.08 Rosa multiora 0.17 0.03 0.20 Umus americana 0.01 0.07 0.08 Viburnum recognitum 0.20 0.21 0.41 Herbs Agrimonia gryposepala 0.04 0.04 Agrostis perennans 0.05 0.05 Antboxanthum odoratum 0.08 0.08 Apocynum cannabinum 0.05 0.05 Danthonia spicata 0.04 0.04 Fragaria virginiana 0.04 0.04 Glyceria striata 0.04 0.04 Holcbus lanatus 0.05 0.05 Potentilla simplex 0.05 0.05 Rosa multiflora 0.05 0.05 Solidago altissima 0.05 0.05 Solidago juncea 0.05 0.05 Solidago nemoralis 0.05 0.05 Toxicodendron radicans 0.04 0.04 * Columns are coded as: RDE = relative density, RF = relative percent frequency, I = importance index.
[greater than or equal to]50% in one or more sites include Agrimonia
Additional species are associated with fertile, mesic woodlands where soils are circumneutral or slightly acidic: Aesculus pavia (red buckeye), Agrimonia pubescens (soft agrimony), Arisaema dracontium (greendragon), A.
Agrimonia Eupatoria (common agrimony), not uncommon.
Chinese scientists have isolated a compound from Agrimonia pilosa that is a powerful blood coagulant and supposedly will inhibit bone, liver and pancreatic cancers.
Background: Agrimonolide from Agrimonia pilosa showed a strong anti-inflammatory activity, and the present study aims to reveal potential mechanisms on molecular level explaining its anti-inflammatory effect.
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Koshiura, "Antitumor effect of agrimoniin, a tannin of Agrimonia pilosa LEDEB., on transplantable rodent tumors," Japanese Journal of Pharmacology, vol.