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Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)


Effect:

Metabolism stimulating, anti-inflammatory, constipating, healing, liver and gallbladder stimulating, diuretic, appetite stimulating, anti-worm, astringent, astringent, antibacterial


Areas of application:

Liver and gallbladder problems, cough, runny nose, sore throat, spleen and kidney cleansing, kidney and gallstones, supportive effect on intestinal diseases, gallbladder pain, spleen problems, sore throats and tonsillitis, provides healing impulses for cancer, wounds, vomiting, diarrhea, eye swelling, inflammation, ulcers , gum inflammation, migraines


Plant parts used:

flowering herb


Collection time:

Beginning of flowering in June


To find:

At higher altitudes up to around 1600 m they can be found on dry grassland and on sunny forest edges. They can also be planted well in the garden.


Ingredients:

Tannins, bitter substances, triterpenes, flavonoids, silicic acid, plant acid, essential oil


Other:

☕ Tea: 2 teaspoons are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and left to steep for approx. 5 minutes. 3 cups per day are sufficient. A treatment is beneficial for the liver and gallbladder.


Agrimony grows to a height of 60 cm. The dark green perennial has a rough trunk and it is covered with soft hairs. The leaves are toothed and pinnate. They are 17.5 cm tall at the base and become smaller at the top of the stem. Its roots are deep woody rhizomes. The spikes consist of tiny yellow flowers. Each flower is a cup with rows of hook-shaped bristles at the top. The flowers have five sepals and five yellow, rounded petals, each with 5 to 20 stamens. The fruit has hook-shaped bristles, called burs, that cling to animals and thus spread the seeds.


🛑 Some people develop an allergic rash when exposed to sunlight. Agrimony should not be used if you are taking anticoagulant therapy or taking blood pressure medication. The plant should be avoided during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.


Agrimony is an old medicinal and magical plant and is included in the herb bunch for the Assumption Day (August 15th). Together with verbena and gentian, a love potion is prepared to turn an unwilling woman into a willing one. For farmers, the plant was a harvest oracle. If it bloomed late, there was a late harvest.


Dried agrimony root exudes a delicious scent and can be mixed into scented potpourris to bring the plant's energy into your home.


Agrimony grows up to 60 cm high. It has upright and shaggy hairy stems from which the lilac leaves sprout with felty hair on the underside of the leaves. During the flowering period, the plant produces long-growing clusters of golden yellow flowers.


Agrimony is the first Bach flower and is the flower of honesty and leads from apparent harmony to real inner peace. She is the type of person who likes to distract herself so as not to have to deal with disharmony and arguments.


Hildegard von Bingen: Crush the agrimony in a mortar and put it on your eyes in the evening when they are darkened, then tie a cloth over them. But be careful that nothing gets into the eye and it will have an effect on the darkening and make the eyes clear.



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