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Common Name Agrimony
Latin Name Agrimonia eupatoria
Family Rosacea
Part Used Dried aerial parts
Gathering Time When in bloom
Constituents Tannins, glycosidal bitters, nictotanic acid, silicic acid, iron, vitamins B and K, essential oil
Actions Astringent, tonic, diuretic, vulernary, cholagogue, hepatic
Common Uses Used as a digestive aid especially where mild diarrhea is also associated with the digestive system.
Contraindications Avoid during pregnancy.
Possible Drug Interactions Studies on animals showed conflicting evidence of hemostatic actions. One study on rabbits indicated a decrease in clotting time, while another experiment with mice demonstrated an increase bleeding time.
Overdose Symptoms Unknown

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