Agrimony

– Agrimonia, part of the Rosaceae (Rose) family is a perennial flowering plant native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
– It is a common species found on hedge banks and verges across Southern England.
– Throughout the ages, Agrimony has been regarded as a Panacea, or heal-all herb.
– Its name comes from the Greek ‘Argemone’ meaning healing to the eyes.
– Pliny the Elder deemed Agrimony a ‘herb of princely authorite.’
– In the Middle Ages it was believed to be a sleep aid – according to folklore if laid under a man’s head it would induce deep sleep.
– The herb was used it stop bleeding on Anglo-Saxon battlefields. Today, Agrimony tea is used as a skin wash for minor injuries.
– Yellow agrimony flowers are a Bach remedy for ‘people who keep their troubles hidden under a mask of happiness.’ – Healing Herbs, Bach Centre.

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