How to make a decoction of agrimony

For many it is an enigmatic and mysterious plant characteristic of the Middle Ages, which in fact was already used by the human being standing out precisely for being one of the oldest medicinal plants used for its different benefits and healing and medicinal properties.

In fact, already at the time of the king Mitridato IV Europator (in the 1st century BC) was known and used for its qualities to cure certain health disorders and various diseases.

His name is agrimony, also popularly known by the names of eupatoria, grass of the meadows or grass of San Guillermo. It is characterized for being an herbaceous plant with a perennial cycle, which usually grows in small height shrubs, with compound leaves and yellow flowers that appear especially during the flowering process.

With regard to its most important benefits, it is suitable in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, mild diarrhea, gallbladder disease and in the case of enteritis. Helps to relieve heavy legs and hemorrhoids in people with venous insufficiency, and acts as an anti-inflammatory healing wounds present in the mucous membranes. As gargles helps relieve throat pains.

When it comes to enjoying its different healing and preventive virtues, it is usual to elaborate infusion of agrimony, although we must bear in mind that it is not advisable to administer agrimony in long-term treatments.

It is also possible to prepare a Agrimonia decoction. For this it is necessary to use dried parts of agrimony. We explain what ingredients you need and how to make it.

How to prepare a decoction of agrimony


  • 3 tablespoons of dried parts of agrimony
  • 1 cup of water


Put the equivalent of a cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. When you reach this point add the dry parts of agrimony and let boil for about 2 to 3 minutes.

After this time turn off the heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Finally strain and reserve.

How to use the decoction:

To enjoy the different medicinal benefits provided by the decoction of agrimony, it is possible to use it:

  • As a poultice: for this you only have to filter the decoction, put it on a dry cloth and apply it on the skin, being useful for the healing of irritations and to relieve the redness of the skin.
  • As gargles: to relieve sore throat and irritations of the mouth.

Contraindications of the decoction of agrimony

The use of the decoction of agrimony is not advised under the following conditions:

  • Gallstones: by stimulating the liver, which can cause the expulsion of the stones present in the gallbladder.
  • Anemia: due to its richness in tannins, the absorption of iron decreases.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Monitoring of certain treatments: it is not advised if you follow treatments based on anticoagulants or blood pressure.
This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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