LIVER DISORDERS

AGRIMONY is the plant most associated with a medicine for liver complaints. Culpeper assured us that “it openeth and cleanseth the liver…”, and in fact that is what it was used for in Gaelic folk tradition. Gerard had already recommended the leaf decoction as “good for them that have naughty livers…”, and herbalists still prescribe it as a liver tonic (it is sometimes known as Liverwort).