5 Surprising Benefits of Agrimony Tea

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Agrimony tea is an herbal tea that has been in use for thousands of years and remains a popular natural remedy all around the world.

What is Agrimony Tea?

Agrimony tea is a tea brewed from the leaves of the agrimony herb, which belongs to the Agrimonia genus. Fifteen similar species of agrimony exist within that genus. This perennial flowering plant is native to certain temperate regions in the Northern hemisphere and has been used for a wide variety of medicinal applications throughout history. Agrimony can be used in various ways, but its use as a tea may be the most common.

The tea has a unique lemon taste, although it is quite mild and blends well with other floral or citrus flavors. It can be made in a number of ways, and in the brewing process, some people use the leaves, stems, and any other aboveground part of the plant. This plant is also a rich source of flavonoids, tannins, and other powerful antioxidants, which give it many of the health benefits for which it has been praised for centuries.

A cup of agrimony tea kept near a bowl of agrimony dried leaves and a pitcher of the tea, on a blue platform

Agrimony tea acts as a great herbal tonic. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Agrimony Tea Benefits

Agrimony tea gives relief from diarrhea, sore throat, and aids in digestion. Its benefits also include its ability to detoxify the body and relieve inflammation, among others.

Aids in Digestion

The stimulating properties of this tea can help optimize your digestive processes, relieving constipation and diarrhea, as well as improving the bacterial balance in your gut.

Detoxifies the Body

The diuretic properties of this tea make it a great way to flush the toxins from your body. Increasing your rate of urination means fewer toxins, salts, fats, and water in your system, relieving strain on the kidneys and liver.

Antioxidant Properties

There are quite a few antioxidants in agrimony tea, which can eliminate free radicals and lower your risk of chronic diseases

Relieves Inflammation

Ursolic acid is one of the active ingredients in this tea, along with other compounds that are anti-inflammatory in nature. This can help relieve topical inflammation, as well as chronic inflammation that leads to chronic diseases.

Reduces the Progression of Respiratory Issues

Regularly drinking this tea is known to soothe the respiratory tracts, relieve symptoms of coughing and sore throats, while also eliminating the underlying infections causing the symptoms.

Agrimony Tea Uses

This tea is not exclusively prepared to be consumed hot; it can also be used as a topical astringent, a cold infusion, a gargle or a mouth rinse. Depending on what medical issues you want to address with agrimony, you will want to prepare a different strength or type of tea.

How to Make Agrimony Tea?

Preparing agrimony tea at home is quite simple, and these tea leaves are widely available in health food stores and tea shops. So, let’s take a look at the recipe below.

A cup of agrimony tea kept near a bowl of agrimony dried leaves and a pitcher of the tea, on a blue platform

Agrimony Herb Tea Recipe

A herbal tonic recipe for all your digestive woes! 
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Agrimony Tea
Appliance: Stove
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp of dried agrimony tea leaves
  • 8 ounce of filtered water
  • 1 tsp of honey (optional)

Instructions

  • To make agrimony tea, add 1 teaspoon of agrimony tea leaves to a teacup.
  • Meanwhile, boil a pot of water for some time. Once done, take it down from the stove. 
  •  Pour hot water over the tea leaves and allow it to steep for 4-6 minutes.
  • The longer the tea steeps, the stronger it will be. Add a teaspoon of honey to it to enhance the taste. Serve the tea warm and enjoy!

Notes

 You should have 2-3 cups of this beverage per day for best results.

Agrimony Tea Side Effects

    Despite the benefits, there are some side effects of agrimony tea that one should consider, such as complications with pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as constipation, bleeding disorders, hypoglycemia, and irritation on the skin. Most of these side effects can be avoided by drinking the tea in moderation, although allergic reactions do occur. When first drinking agrimony tea, brew it weakly and pay attention to your body’s reaction before making it a regular part of your health routine.

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    John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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