Herbs Guide


Family Name: Rosaceae

Botanical Name(s): Agrimonia Eupatoria

Popular Name(s): Common Agrimony, Sticklewort, Cocklebur, Church Steeples, Odermenning

Parts Used: The whole herb

Habitat: Agrimony is found abundantly throughout in Europe, Canada and the United States.

Description: The deep green hairy Agrimony plant has an erect cylindrical and slightly rough stem which grows to a height of 1 or 2 feet, sometimes more. The leaves are numerous and at the bases are often 7 or 8 inches long, but the upper leaves are generally only about 3 inches in length. The flowers are small, arranged closely on slender, terminal spikes.

Uses: Agrimony is believed to cure jaundice and other liver complaints. Agrimony is also considered as a very useful agent in skin eruptions and diseases of the blood, pimples, blotches, etc. The herb is effective to cure scrofulous sores when a strong decoction of its root and leaves, mixed with honey or sugar is taken two or three times a day continuously for several months.