The benefits and properties of Agrimony and natural remedies
The agrimony It is a medicinal plant that belongs to the Rosaceae family, its scientific name is "Agrimonia eupatoria" This medicinal plant hides inside beneficial properties to treat different conditions.
Among the properties we highlight that it is astringent, diuretic, tonic, vulnerary and hepatoprotective. It is a beneficial plant to treat digestive problems due to its astringent properties, as well as its tonic properties since its bitter principles stimulate the digestive and hepatic secretions, it is also indicated for cases of diarrhea.
This plant increases its benefits even more when we mix it with other medicinal plants with carminative properties to improve digestive problems.
The active principles that this plant contains are the following:
- Bitter glycosides
- Silicic acid.
- Nicotinic acid.
- Vitamin B.
- Vitamin K.
- Essential oil.
From the agrimony, only the aerial parts of the plant are used to prepare different
remedies and we can get the dry plant for infusions in herbalists, parapharmacies, natural products stores, online.
It can also be obtained in other formats such as, dyeing, fluid extract, dry extract, floral water.
Then we provide some natural remedies and homemade to prepare with agrimony, these remedies are to prepare them in infusion with dry plant of agrimony.
To use the other formats of agrimony, we must follow the instructions of each prospect or the recommendations of the professionals.
Natural remedies with agrimony
Infusion of agrimony
To prepare this infusion we need a cup of mineral water and a teaspoon of dried herb agrimony.
We put the water to boil and once it is boiling, we add the agrimony.
Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes.
We fill the infusion and when it is warm we can take it.
Yes they like the infusions with sweet touch, we sweeten to the taste.
From this infusion we can take a cup, 3 times a day.
The appropriate or recommended dose for the tincture of agrimony is to take from 1 to 3 ml. of tincture, 3 times a day to treat digestive problems.
Gargles of agrimony for relief of sore throats
For sore throat and laryngitis.
For this remedy we need to prepare an infusion of agrimony and once it is cold we will make the gargles.
A spoonful of dry plant of agrimony and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water to boil, and once it starts to boil add the agrimony.
Remove from heat and let stand the infusion covered, for 10 minutes.
We fill the infusion, let it cool and then we will gargle.
Agrimony compress to heal wounds
Because of its vulnerary properties it is an effective remedy to improve and heal wounds, as well as superficial burns.
For this remedy we need fresh plant that we will crush and put on a sterile gauze or compress and then apply on the wound or affected area.
Infusion of agrimony for cases of mild diarrhea
This infusion is effective in case of mild diarrhea, in addition to taking this infusion we must take into account hydrate well, and in case the diarrheas do not improve or increase we must see the doctor without delay.
To prepare this infusion we need a teaspoon of dry plant of agrimony and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water on the fire to bring it to a boil and once it starts to boil we add the agrimony.
Remove from heat, cover and let stand the infusion for 10 minutes. We fill the infusion and once it is warm we can take it.
This infusion can be taken twice a day.
Gargarisms with infusion of agrimony for hoarseness
This infusion is appropriate to treat throat problems such as hoarseness, aphonia, sore throat.
To prepare this infusion we need a tablespoon of dried plant of agrimony and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water to boil and once it starts to boil add the agrimony. Remove from heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes.
We quench the infusion and let it cool. Once cold we can make gargarismos. Gargles can be done 2 or 3 times a day.
Decoction of agrimony for cases of dermatitis
This preparation is effective to treat cases of dermatitis, helps reduce both itching and improve the condition of the skin.
This decoction will be prepared with 3 tablespoons of dried plant of agrimony and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water and the agrimony in a heater to the fire, and we bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil, lower the heat, and boil for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat, and let stand for 10 minutes. We connect the decoction and let it cool.
Once cool, we moisten a sterile gauze or compress in the decoction and apply it with about 5 minutes on the area to be treated.
Contraindications of agrimony
The agrimony is taken the recommended doses or advised by professionals or the indications that are prescribed in the leaflets of each product does not have to do harm.
However, in the following cases, its use and use are not recommended.
- People allergic to Rosaceae.
- During pregnancy.
- During the period of lactation.
- In people with hypertension.
- In people with hypotension.
- In case of suffering from anemia.
- In case of suffering stones or stones in the gallbladder.
- If we follow a treatment with anticoagulant drugs.