Agrimony is primarily used with inflammatory and infectious conditions affecting the digestive and urinary tract:
• inflammation and infections of the GI tract
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- gastric ulcer
• early stage appendicitis
• hepatitis B virus (HBV)
• bladder and kidney infections that produce foul smelling, turbid urine with mucous
• urinary incontinence
• renal colic
• Coumarins & volatile oils
• Bitter compounds
• Tincture (1:5 in 45% EtOH): 1-4 ml tid
• Liquid extract (1:1 in 25% EtOH): 1-3 ml tid
• Decoction (dried herb): 2-4 g tid
Generally considered safe when used as indicated.
• No specific interactions with this herb is known.
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