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The agrimonio [Agrimonia eupatoria or fwnochorto also known as asprozaki, agrimaia, asproxani (English: Church steeples, Agrimony] It belongs to the family of rosy family (Rosaceae) and it is rich in tatines, iron, glykoeidika bitters information, Vitamin b and k, silicic acid. Is a native plant of the northern hemisphere and it is a perennial plant, which reaches 70 cm with shoot reddish and fluffy. Its leaves are oval, enallassonta with oxylikta lips and jagged green color while its flowers are asteroid, yellow color, place it on off anthika executives at inflorescence. It thrives in places where there is moisture in clay soils, especially at the edges of roads, in mounds, in a sunny forest clearings and in weak fields. The harvest takes place in June and October.
It is known from time immemorial by virtually all peoples for many properties. Since ancient times it was used for healing wounds.

The ancient Greeks used it for eye problems, the Anglo-saxons used to bites from snakes and heals the Indians for mouth problems.

Agrimonioy properties

The plant is astringent and healing wounds, swellings, bruises and sprains . Diuretic, Special herb for blood sugar, and zacharodiabiti, suitable herb for kidneys, great herb for sore throat and laryngitis. Of chronic pharyngitis, rheumatism,arthritic. Styptic, stimulant, diuretic, anthelmintic. Is medication against diarrhea (tea) and more effective against diabetes . Even experts many times they say that investigations have shown that it is more powerful than echinacea!

The great healing properties of the plant recognizes and physicians of antiquity, who used it against chronic diseases of the liver, by jaundice, of hematuria and (to gargle) irritation and ulceration in the neck. With external washes helps conjunctivitis and leucorrhoea.

The Frenchman Rallas also used with confidence as an anthelmintic in pets, While the Iusard the recommended for cleaning ichwrwdwn and choiradikwn ulcers and Iortius as great medicine (decoction) against dropsy.
The Forestius give the oinwdes (or vinegar) decoction of the plant against testicular inflammation, While the Fleticmann recommend gargling with the decoction of the orators and the singers, against inflammation of the pharynx and larynx.

Our people and foreigners villagers also , treat it even as "boiling", instead of tea , for the nice fragrance (the tea leaf is also very good anti-migraine and anti-dyspeptic).
The Agrimonia is also effective against colic, vomiting and coughing, while the decoction is useful in asthma and nephritis, chronic pulmonary catarrh, cachexia, of hematuria, skin diseases, bronchial disease and rheumatism .
Agrimonia This is beneficial in diseases of the liver and spleen and ulcers of the digestive tract. Is specific for inflammation of throat and oral mucosa.

Remember in cases of tonsillitis, throat problems, and for blood sugar!

The leaves are excellent for anemia and used with success in rheumatism, the lumbago, to digestive problems, cirrhosis of the liver and spleen disorders. It is also recommended against colic, vomiting and coughing.

Agrimonio as a healing herb:


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The tea leaf is migraine, indigestion and diarrhea. Also with decoction of agrimonioy proposed the gargling for cleaning of voice. Boil 30 with 50 grams in one liter of water and drink three times a day from a cup between meals.
Pour in one liter of water boiling three ewe four teaspoons of leaves agrimonioy and leave for 15 minutes. (each teaspoon herb corresponds roughly with a glass of water.) Then strain and drink two teas a day. The drink without a sweetener for gastenteritides, kystitides, Gallstones and neyra.
If we allow the root to soak in water brings relief to constipation and stimulates the liver.
In cases with swelling, wrench or bruising, may prepare a paste with vinegar, bran and leaves Agrimonia. For neyritides, sprains do warm poultices. For external use, gargling and patches, boil for three minutes three handfuls of agrimonio in a liter of water.

Side Effects

You should not take large quantities because it can cause constipation. Other side effects, There are no reported.

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