AGRIMONY Overview Information
Agrimony is an herb. People dry the parts of the herb that grow above the ground to make medicine.
Agrimony is used for sore throat, upset stomach, mild diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetes, gallbladder disorders, fluid retention, cancer, tuberculosis, bleeding, corns, and warts; and as a gargle, heart tonic, sedative, and antihistamine.
Agrimony is applied directly to the skin as a mild drying agent (astringent) and for mild skin redness and swelling (inflammation). Some chemicals taken from agrimony are used to fight viruses.
How does it work?
Agrimony contains chemicals called tannins, which are thought to help conditions such as diarrhea.
AGRIMONY Side Effects & Safety
Agrimony seems to be safe for most adults when used short-term. But large amounts of agrimony might be unsafe because it contains chemicals called tannins.
Agrimony can make some people's skin extra sensitive to sunlight and more likely to burn.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Agrimony might be UNSAFE during pregnancy because it affects the menstrual cycle.
Surgery: Agrimony might affect blood sugar levels, so there is a concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using agrimony at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination
- Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with AGRIMONY
Agrimony might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking agrimony along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
The appropriate dose of agrimony depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for agrimony. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.