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RECND244

Agrimony

Scientific:Agrimonia eupatoria
Other:Agrimony

Indications

Agrimony is primarily used with inflammatory and infectious conditions affecting the digestive and urinary tract:

Gastrointestinal
• inflammation and infections of the GI tract
- diarrhea
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- colitis
- gastric ulcer
- gastritis
• early stage appendicitis

Hepatobiliary
hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Urinary
• bladder and kidney infections that produce foul smelling, turbid urine with mucous
urinary incontinence
• renal colic

Actions

antimicrobial
bitter
astringent
diuretic
• genitourinary tonic
gastroprotective

Constituents

• Tannins
• Coumarins & volatile oils
Bitter compounds
• Flavonoids

Posology

• 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

Safety

Generally considered safe when used as indicated.

Interactions

• No specific interactions with this herb is known.

References

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Barnes J, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines, 3rd ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 2007.

Bone K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

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Brinker F. The Toxicology of Botanical Medicines, 3rd ed. Sandy, Oregon: Eclectic Medical Publications, 2000.

Felter HW, Lloyd JU. King's American Dispensatory. 1898. http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/eclectic/kings/main.html. Accessed: August 19, 2006.

Hoffman D. Medical Herbalism. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 2003.

Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Williamson EM, ed. Major Herbs of Ayurveda. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002

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