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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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Additionally, it was also previously reported that agrimony ameliorated the chronic ethanol-induced liver injury and that protection was likely due to the suppression of oxidative stress and Toll-like receptor- (TLR-) mediated inflammatory signaling [20].
Agrimonia pubescens Wallr.; Downy or soft agrimony; Creek bank and succession woods east of entrance road; Infrequent; C = 5; BSUH 18017.
John's wort, gray-headed coneflower, blue vervain, white vervain, horseweed, oxeye, germander, teasel, fringed loosestrife, velvetleaf, wingstem, sundrops, small-flowered agrimony, bull thistle, tick trefoil, bush clover, burdock, showy and tall coneflower, Jimson weed, pigweed, thin-leafed mountain mint, tick trefoil, downy false foxglove, and three-seeded mercury.
The flowers included Lady's Smock, Cowslip, Ragged Robin and Hemp Agrimony while the local nature reserve officer also planted trees such as oak and rowan.
Other herbs that can help with incontinence include raspberry leaf, horsetail, saw palmetto, nettle root, couch grass, uva ursi, agrimony, marshmallow, and plantain.
All species of greater importance in browsed plots were native, ranging from low quality species like small-flowered agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora, C = 2) and spring-beauty (C = 2) to the higher quality species pawpaw (C = 6) and sugar maple (Acer saccharum, C = 6).
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Agrimony Tea - a specially formulated herbal tea to help bladder problems.
Also included are agrimony, allspice, apples, basil, bay, bee balm, buckwheat, burdock, caraway, cardamom, catnip, celery, chervil, chives, cloves, cumin, dill, fennel, garlic, horehound, hyssop, lemon balm (also known as melissa), lemongrass, lovage, nutmeg, onions, oregano, parsley, parsnips, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, vanilla and yarrow.
I would look closely at her diet and possibly use herbs such as agrimony, which enhance iron absorption, and yellow dock and nettle that are good sources of iron.
But from the air, its traces will surely be seen for ages, and wandering through the meadow that is to replace it, people will be surprised to find corn cockle, vetch, devil's bit scabious, selfheal, agrimony, yarrow, ox-eye daisy and quaking grass: the plants of old England, all strangely gathered within the walls.
Try this bowel tonic as a tea, made from the following: Roman camomile and lemon balm (relaxing, anti-inflammatory); agrimony (digestive tonic) and marigold (healing, anti-fungal).