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.


Other names: common agrimony, church steeples, philanthropos, sticklewort, cockeburr
Translations: Dadzis, Dadzis, Petrovac, Dược thảo trị bịnh đau cổ, Rzepik, Agrimonie, Agrimônia, Репейник, الغافث, 짚신 나 물속, Řepík, 仙鹤草, Serverola, Petrovac, Repík, Agrimonia, אבגר, BORRE, Петровац, キンミズヒキ, Aigremoine, Agermåne, Agrimonia, Реп'яхи, Punalatva, Камшиче

Physical Description

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

Procuring: Agrimony can be easily propagated from seed and root divisions. Seeds should be stratified for a period of 6 weeks. Seeds germinate in 14-24 days.

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.


History: The name Agrimony is from Argemone, a word given by the Greeks to plants which were healing to the eyes, the name Eupatoria refers to Mithridates Eupator, a king who was a renowned concoctor of herbal remedies.



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