Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) Aerials - DRIED HERBS


Agrimony is the name given to a genus of approximately 15 flowering species that can be found throughout the Northern hemisphere. These perennials can also be found in certain parts of Africa and have been celebrated for their medicinal uses for hundreds of years. While many of the potential benefits are still somewhat in contention, hundreds of years of tradition and countless confirmations of its effects have made it an important element of many herbalist practices and treatments. Some of the common names are liverwort, cockleburr, and sticklewort, but its scientific name is Agrimonia eupatoriaThe best way to identify this species is by the yellow flowers that spring from the plant’s long, single, pinnate stems.

In ancient times, agrimony was often used in various brews, solutions, and tonics. The leaves and flowers contain a unique chemical composition that can act on the body as a detoxifying, astringent, coagulating, and anti-inflammatory substance. For this reason, it has been used in the direct or secondary treatment of a wide variety of ailments over time. Now, let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of agrimony.

Health Benefits of Agrimony

Health benefits of agrimony include:

Alleviates Menstrual Discomfort

One of the most well-known uses of agrimony is as a coagulant that can reduce bleeding in the body and help heal wounds. While menstruation isn’t a “wound”, per se, agrimony can be administered orally to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and reduce inflammation to make those difficult periods a bit more tolerable.

Diabetes Management

Agrimony has long been studied for its potential anti-diabetic properties, which would be a huge step forward in solving one of the great medical mysteries of our generation. Apparently, the active components moderate the glucose and insulin uptake processes in the body better than many other natural diabetic treatments.

Improves Respiratory Health

In a similar way as reducing inflammation in the gut, agrimony is also widely used to improve respiratory conditions that may involve inflammation, such as sore throats, chronic coughing, bronchitis, and other sinus issues. For colds, coughs, and flu, it can be an effective way to speed up the recovery and healing process.

Improves Bladder Control

The astringent quality of agrimony is said to make bladder control easier. Since it is non-toxic and has shown no signs of having negative effects on health, it is being given to children for generations with no side effects or issues.

Skin Health

When you are suffering from blemishes, pimples, rashes, acne, psoriasis, eczema, or any other skin condition, you can topically apply agrimony to the affected area and it can help to alleviate the issue. It can also be taken orally for the same effect. It works on irritation as well as blood eruptions that happen beneath the skin, like blotching and easy bruising due to its astringent properties.

Detoxifies the Body

Agrimony’s active ingredients, such as thiamin, quercitrin, and catechins, have been directly linked to liver and gallbladder health. By optimizing the function of the liver and gallbladder, the body can more easily eliminate toxins that have built up, thereby preventing more serious health issues and promoting overall metabolic efficiency.

Hair and Nail Strength

Silicic acid is also found in agrimony. This unique compound is known to significantly boost the strength, appearance, and overall health of the nails and hair, preventing easy breakage or a dull appearance.

combating cancer Potential

Agrimony has found a variety of therapeutic uses worldwide, throughout history.

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