Agrimony (Agrimoniae herba)

Published March 13, 1986; Revised March 13, 1990.
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Name of Drug

Agrimoniae herba, agrimony, cocklebur.

Composition of Drug

Agrimony herb consists of the dried, above-ground parts of Agrimonia eupatoria L. and/or A. procera Wallroth [Fam. Rosaceae], harvested shortly before or during flowering, or equivalent preparations in effective dosage.

The herb contains tannins and flavonoids.



Mild, nonspecific, acute diarrhea;inflammation of oral and pharyngeal mucosa.External:

Mild, superficial inflammation of the skin.ContraindicationsNone known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

For internal application:

Average daily dosage:

3 g of herb; equivalent preparations.

Mode of Administration:

Comminuted herb or herb powder for teas; other galenical preparations for external and internal use.