What is agrimony? This is just a common question among all those who are interested to know something about this thing. Agrimony is specifically hemp or herb that has different functions. It is know by the names like Sticklewort, Cocklebur, Church Steeples, and Odermenning.
It is believed that the agrimony’s first use dates back to the ancient Egyptians, and the term “agrimony” comes from the Greek word Argemone which means “plants healing to eyes”. In the tradition of the ancient times of agrimony, it is believed that the ancient Greeks usually used agrimony to soothe their eye problems; and the Anglo-Saxons treated their wounds with it.
Agrimony generally involves a certain volatile oil, which maybe taken from the plant itself by means of the process of distillation. It also contains bitter principle, flavonoids, and it yields in addition for about five percent of tannin in order for its function in cottage medicines for the gargles and also for the astringent applicant to lethargic ulcers and wounds. And since it contains tannin for about five percent, many people used agrimony in dressing leather.
For further information, the agrimony is used with its whole herbs for different purposes and it is recommended by some medical experts for the reason that the whole herb produces and agent that ease inflammation and it also produces an agent that contracts organic tissue which then lessen the secretions or the discharges. In line with that claim, the agrimony acts as deobstruant which is an agent that wipes away the obstructions by opening the natural ways or passages of the human body. It is also diuretic, which is an agent that enhances the expulsion of the urine; tonic, which is an agent that revitalizes the organs or the entire organism; and it is vulnerary, that it is applied to heal wounds.
Also included in the major uses of the agrimony are some claims that the herb is a very useful agent for conditioning the blood, especially to those who have anemia, and it is also used for cardiovascular conditions such as enlargement of the heart, stomach and the lungs. It is as well interesting to know that agrimony is also very useful for gastrointestinal conditions such as diarrhea, digestive trouble, indigestion, mucous colitis, overactive irritable bowel, relaxed bowel, sluggish stomach conditions, ulcers, and it promotes assimilation of food.
Aside from those mentioned conditions, agrimony is used generally for genitourinary conditions, inflammatory conditions, liver conditions, respiratory tract conditions, gargles, skin conditions, and other conditions such as appendicitis, fevers, and much more. However, outside from those multiple benefits that anyone can get from the agrimony, it is still necessary to note that agrimony must not be applied in cases of constipation. And the herb must only be used with the recommendation of the healthcare provider.
Lastly, in taking the agrimony, many experts have mostly recommended that every patient who disorders as mentioned above must take the dried herb at 3g per day and for fluid extract, it should taken 2 to 5 ml every day. And today, agrimony is available in any herbal supplies in the form of agrimony extract, dried herb, and agrimony Bach flower remedy.