This plant has many external uses, including rheumatism and gout relief and skin eruptions like varicose ulcers, pimples, acne and blemishes and even scrofulous sores and eczema without noted adverse effects in moderate use. 3
From ancient times agrimony has been used for healing wounds and snake bites and for halting bleeding. Due to its high silica content, it is still valued today as an astringent for cuts and abrasions.
A gargle made from the herb can also reduce nasal mucus accumulation, helping to restore breathing to normal.
It is also used by women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding and for urinary infections.
Active Substances and Constituents
Agrimony contains 4-10% tannins (mostly condensed catechin tannins), flavonoids (luteolin, apigenin, and quercetin), triterpenes (ursolic acid), coumarin resins, nicotinic acid, and choline,
It also contains bitter substances, traces of oil, mucilage, minerals such as iron and silicon, and vitamins B1, C and K.