aka: Common Agrimony, Church Steeples, Sticklewort
Properties: Tannins, bitter glycosides, coumarins, flavonoids, nicotinic acid amide, silicic acid, polysaccharides, vitamins B and K, iron and essential oil.
Uses: Hemorrhage, irritable bladder, kidney pains (Agrimony with marshmallow root), pulmonary and bronchial phlegm.
Notes: Agrimony is commonly used as an astringent and haemostatic to inhibit bleeding, restore tone to the stomach and intestines, and counteract flaccidity. It is indicated for any symptoms associated with bleeding, including blood in the urine and in the stools. It has also been shown to have antiviral properties.
A good antihemorrhagic combination is equal parts agrimony, cinnamon bark and yarrow.