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  • Agrimonia eupatoria
  • Origin: Hungary


Common Name

Standardized: agrimony
Other: church steeples

Botanical Name

Agrimonia eupatoria L.
Plant Family: Rosaceae



Agrimony is an herb in the rose family found near hedges and fences throughout England. Bearing yellow flowers with egg-shaped petals on spikes emanating from hairy stems, agrimony exudes a distinctive, pleasant scent that is often compared to apricots but isn't as sweet. During the Elizabethan period herbalists began referring to the plant as philanthropos, perhaps because of its beneficent properties as a medicine, or perhaps because its seeds stick to the clothing of passers by, giving them the "gift" of next year's plants.


Tannins and flavonoids. A volatile essential oil can be distilled from the stem.

Parts Used

Dried, above-ground parts of the plant, harvested shortly before or during summer flowering.

Typical Preparations

Herb powder in slurry or decoction, herbal tea, or essential oil.


Standard: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.