Agrimony’s (Agrimonia eupatoria) known benefits date back to the ancient Greeks who made use of it for ailments of the eye. In northern Europe, it was used to treat wounds. Late in the 16th century, it was used to treat gout, fevers and rheumatism. English poet Michael Dayton referred to it as an “all-heal” herb. Agrimony is high in the nutrients necessary for the normal healthy functioning of the body but especially to benefit the colon, intestines, kidneys, liver and stomach. The plant’s medicinal properties are due to its substantial levels of tannin. Herbalists use the flowering stem tips to create extracts for use as a diuretic and for digestive problems. As a diuretic, it is useful in the treatment of bladder or kidney stones. Agrimony is also known for its throat soothing properties. It is indicated for any symptoms associated with bleeding, including blood in the urine and stools. Ointments and boluses are made to shrink bleeding hemorrhoids.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the ailments Agrimony can provide relief for: • Diarrhea • Gastric disorders • Incontinence • Intestines • Jaundice • Kidney stones • Liver disorders • Skin diseases