Anne Marie Carr is a writer and teacher who has researched and has an interest in crystal healing and herbalism.
The latin name for this plant is agrimonia eupatoria, although some common nicknames for the plant include cocklebur and sicklewort. It is a perennial plant and thrives the most in full sun exposure areas, such as fields. It is a flowering plant that produces small, yellowish flowers. It is not highly scented but has been known to help aid with anxiety and have a cleansing effect on the body both medicinally and therapeutically.
1. Liver Function
Agrimony helps with supporting liver function in the body, and is known to help with congestion, maintain gastrointestinal and gallbladder function, as well as preventing jaundice. It has been said that this plant is especially important in Chinese medicine, as they view the function of the liver to be one of the most important organs in the body, both for matters of physical functioning as well as emotional functioning in the body. It may also help with imbalances in other parts of the body as well, making it a multi-functioning plant.
2. Bladder Issues
Agrimony has also been known to help with bladder issues. Because it is associated with the liver and can aid the bladder, it is ideal to help with situations such as kidney stones. It may help one to pass kidney stones easier and with less pain. In addition, agrimony can help with ailments such as bladder incontinence by relieving tension in the organ itself.
3. Natural Astringent
Agrimony also has astringent qualities, which means the contraction of skin cells and tissue in the body. Typically, there are many medicines that are astringents to help with muscular pain and tension within the body, and agrimony is a natural astringent that can be used to help ease tension throughout the body.
4. Relaxes the Body
As stated previously, one of the basic effects of agrimony is its ability to serve as a tension reliever within the body, whether that be associated with muscles, organs, or even the central nervous system. It has been found that agrimony may help calm the central nervous system to put you in a more relaxed state. This can aid in increasing blood flow in the body and easing tension all throughout the body.
5. Emotional Impacts
In addition to all of the physical benefits of this plant, agrimony can also help a person deal with stress and stressful situations emotionally. Because stress has both physical and mental effects on the body, agrimony is a great aid because as it eases tension within the body, it also helps to calm your mental state. Those who have trouble with holding emotions inside for too long and not being able to relieve anxiety would benefit greatly from the stress relieving qualities of this plant.
How To Use
Typically, agrimony is either used in a tea or can be made into a tincture that you can take orally every day. For a tea infusion, you want to add 1 to 2 teaspoons of agrimony to a cup of tea and let it steep for at least ten minutes. If you decide to make a tincture, it is recommended that you only use a small dropperful about three times a day. Because of the powerful calming effects of this plant, it may react with certain medications you may already be taking. This is why it is best to consult a doctor before using this herbal remedy in your everyday life.
I certify that I am not a doctor and none of these ideas should be used to treat conditions alone. It is recommended that you always seek the help and advice of a medical doctor if you are dealing with medical issues. Herbal remedies can be beneficial, but should not be used as a replacement for any kind of treatment you are receiving from a doctor.