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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.

ag·ri·mo·ny

(ag'ri-mō-nē)
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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Agrimonia parviflora Ait.; Southern or Swamp Agrimony; Moist meadow; Infrequent; C = 4; BSUH 13532.
Agrimonia parviflora Aiton; Southern or Swamp Agrimony; Moist fields and meadows and moist open woods; Abundant, especially on the east side; (#); C = 4; BSUH 12653.
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.