Herb of Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb., family Rosaceae.
A herb, about 1 meter tall, covered by white hairs. Stem round. Leaves
pinnately compound; leaflet ovate, unequal in size, alternately arranged;
margin serrate. Raceme terminal. Flowers small and yellow. Bitter and
astringent in taste, slightly warm in nature and attributive to lung,
spleen and liver channels.
1. Stop bleeding by astringing: For various kinds of bleeding, such as
hematemesis, hemoptysis, epistaxis, hemafecia, metrorrhagia, etc.
2. Clear away toxic material and kill parasites: For skin infection, hemorrhoids,
diarrhea, dysentery and malaria. Recently, usea for bacterial food poisoning,
and trichomonas vaginitis (external use of concentrated decoction).
1. Its active component agrimonine is a hemostatic.
2. Cardiotonic in experimental animals.