Gemma Agrimoniae

 

Source
The bud (with rhizome) of Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb., family Rosaceae.

Characteristics
The bud appearing as somewhat conical, curved, 24 cm long and 0.5-1.0 cm in diameter. The lower part as rhizome 1-2 cm long, with dense nodes covered by fibrous roots; the upper part as buds or seedlings, with several lanceolate membranous and scaly envelopes; buds yellow-green densely covered by white hairs. Attributive to liver, small intestine and large intestine channels.

Indication
Kill parasite: For taeniasis, also for trichomoniasis vaginalis and intestinalis.

Pharmacological Action
1. Agrimonol is a taeniacide.
2. Agrimonine is a hemostatic.
3. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Administration
For taeniasis: Powder 30-45g or extract 1.5g, or crystal (agrimonol) 0.8g taken in the moming before meals, followed by purgative one and half hour later.
For trichomoniasis intestinalis: Powder 20-30g.
For trichomoniasis vaginalis: Extract and 30% agrimonol prepared as suppository, each of. which weighing 3g, for vaginal suppository every night for 10-20 days.


   

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