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Biologically active compounds in Agrimoni eupatoria L. and their therapeutic effects

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Three species from the genus Agrimonia occur in Poland: Agrimonia eupatoria L., Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb., and Agrimonia procera Wallr. Agrimonia eupatoria is a native plant growing commonly in meadow, scrub, and ruderal communities in lowland areas and in lower montane zones. A. eupatoria species have been classified as edible, cosmetic, and medicinal plants. Herba Agrimoniae is a medicinal raw material from A. eupatoria L. It is a source of many biologically active compounds, mainly flavonoids, tannins, proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins. A. eupatoria herb is characterised by varied contents of groups of biologically active compounds. The A. eupatoria bioactive compounds exhibit antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and antioxidant activity. This rich source of health-enhancing substances is used in treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal system and bile ducts as well as inflammatory diseases of the skin. With their antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, A. eupatoria infusions are used to alleviate throat diseases and are recommended to occupational voice users.
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  • Department of Botany, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 15 Akademicka Str., 20-950 Lublin, Poland
  • Department of Botany, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 15 Akademicka Str., 20-950 Lublin, Poland
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