Agrimonia


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Agrimonia

 

a genus of plants of the family Rosaceae. The perennial rhizomatous herbs have glandular-pubescent stems and oddly pinnate leaves. The pentamerous, yellow flowers are in long spicate racemes. The fruit consists of one or two nutlike sections and is covered with hooked bristles. Upon ripening, the fruits hook onto animal fur and clothing.

There are approximately 15 species of Agrimonia, distributed primarily in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. The USSR has six to eight species. The common agrimony (A. eupatorio) grows in the European USSR and the Caucasus amid the underbrush, in thinned forests, along the edges of forests, in meadows, and along roads and fences. Its green parts contain tannins and yellow dyestuffs.

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Las virtudes curativas de la agrimonia son conocidas desde la Antiguedad.
Methods: Anti-inflammatory activity of agrimonolide isolated from Agrimonia pilosa was evaluated using lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulated RAW 264.
caerulea communities with dry forest edge species of Trifolio-Geranietea covered small patches in dry, sunny sites along the forest-grassland edges and often contained several forest edge species such as Agrimonia eupatoria, Trifolium medium, Origanum vulgare, Melampyrum nemorosum, Solidago virgaurea.
Agrimonia parviflora Aiton; Southern, Swamp, or Small-Flowered Agrimony, Harvest-Lice; Moist roadside meadow; Rare; C = 4; BSUH 17489.
Companion species: Heracleum sphondylium + in 1, 1 in 8; Holcus mollis 1 in 2, r in 4; Helleborus foetidus 1 in 2, r in 16; Geranium robertianum + in 3, 2 in 14; Prunella vulgaris r in 4 and 15; Ranunculus repens r in 4, + in 6; Pentaglottis sempervirens r in 4, + in 7; Lamium maculatum r in 4, 1 in 8; Silene latifolia r in 4 and 8; Chaerophyllum temulum r in 4, + in 17; Daphne gnidium r in 5, + in 6; Lythrum salicaria + in 5, r in 15; Centaurea nigra r in 6, + in 7; Carex grex muricata + in 7 and 12; Glechoma hederacea 1 in 7, 2 in 14; Potentilla sterilis + in 7 and 17; Galium aparine + in 13, r in 15; Arundo donax + in 1; Agrimonia eupatoria, Genista falcata and Ulex europaeus r, Geranium columbinum and Osyris alba +, Bromus sterilis, Brachypodium pinnatum subsp.
The activity of an extract and fraction of Agrimonia eupatoria L.
Agrimonia parviflora Aiton; Southern, Swamp, or Few-Flowered Agrimony; Wet roadside ditch and meadow; Infrequent; C = 4; BSUH 14776.
Tomlinson CTM, Nahar L, Copland A, Middleton M, Reid RG, Mir-Babayev N, Kumarasamy Y, Sarker SD (2002) Flavonoid glycosides from the seeds of Agrimonia eupatona (Rosaceae).