Rarely used today, this herb is medicinal. Grows in the wild in most of the states, it has bright yellow flowers. Agrimony contains tannin and a volatile essential oil. Can be made into teas and tonic.
This perennial herb is slightly aromatic, and grows up to 150 cm high. Stems are cylindrical and slightly rough, bearing only a few branches. Leaves are downy, green and made up of serrated leaflets arranged in large and small alternate pairs. Flowers are numerous, small and yellow borne on long spikes.
Selecting and Buying
Agrimony plants are cut when they are flowering, avoid any flower spikes that have started to develop sharp burs.
Preparation and Use
Agrimony is sed as an herbal tea; added to mead and beer.
Conserving and Storing
Cut leaves as needed and hang to dry.