Common Name: Common Agrimony

Latin name: Agrimonia Eupatoria L.

Other names: cure against difficult breathing, agrimonia, cross grass, uncle etc.

Description: Common agrimony is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Rosaceae family. It has a short thick rhizome and a fibrous erect stem covered with soft hairs that reaches a height of up to 120 cm. The leaves are usually located at the bottom of the stem. The plant is found in thickets and grassy areas of sparse deciduous forests at an altitude of up to 1500 m. It blooms from June to August. The flowers are yellow, small with a pleasant smell, collected in a loose spike-shaped inflorescence up to 30 cm long. The fruits of the plant hang down with long hooked outgrowths.

Part of the herb used: the leafy flowering stems (Herba Agrimoniae) of the Agrimony.

Harvest time: The herbs (Herba Agrimoniae) are harvested from June to August, with the leafy aerial part of the plant cut off at a distance of up to 25 cm. From top to bottom before or during flowering, avoiding over bloomed stems. The collected herbs are dried in drying facilities.

Chemical composition/Contents and properties: Common agrimony contains tannins (about 5%), quercetinmucilage substancesessential oilflavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, nicotinic acid, bitter substances.

Medicinal effect and application: The medicinal plant has an anti-inflammatory and astringent effect. The astringent effect is due to the tannins contained in it - gallotannins, catechins, quercetin, and therefore the herb helps with diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome. The Common agrimony is useful in the early stage of appendicitis, colitis, problems with the excretory system, gallstones, hemorrhoids and liver diseases. Externally, it can be used as a gargle for a sore throat, for washing wounds, eczema and ulcers, as well as for vaginal washings.

Possibilities to offer at the customer's request:

Vesselino Ltd. offers their customers the plant in the following varieties:

• Stems/herbs (Herba Agrimoniae) - dried, crushed, cut to size according to customer's request, ground into herbal powder/flour

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