Eupatorium cannabinum Compositae/Asteraceae
A Native of damp woodlands, marshes and riverbanks throughout Europe and in many parts if Asia and North Africa, hemp Hemp agrimony, a herbaceous perennial, can grow to a height if about 1. 5m. It has downy leaves on its distinctive red stems, which are crowned in late summer by a mass if tiny bright pink to mauve flowers.
An essential oil in the leaves gives the plant its characteristic smell. The leaves also contain bitter elements, alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, pyrrolizidine and a resin. The roots contain some essential oil, as well as some bitter compounds and pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
Hemp Hemp agrimony is well known for its ability to help to eliminate toxins from the body by stimulating the action of the kidneys and liver. It is also widely prescribed for skin ailments, linked to toxin build-up due to bile and liver disorders, and for treating rosacea blotches and acne. Animal studies have, in fact, observed that because of the bitter elements, an' aqueous extract of the plant can stimulate the flow of bile in rats and exert a protective action on the liver.
Research has also established that a constituent of the essential oil, p-cymene, can help to boost the immune system, increasing resistance to the viral infections that can cause influenza, colds and sore throats.
Hemp Hemp agrimony grows best in moist soil in a sunny or partially shaded spot. Grow from seed in spring but do not use in home preparations taken internally.
PREPARATION AND DOSAGE
Hemp Hemp agrimony infusions and tinctures are sometimes used to treat liver and kidney problems. However, any preparations for internal use are best taken only as prescribed by a qualified medical herbalist.
For external use
TO TREAT skin irritations, blotches, rosacea, acne TINCTURE, DECOCTION Add 2-4 teaspoons to 1 litre of boiling water. Cool and apply on a compress to affected areas.
IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST CONSULT A DOCTOR
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