Agrimonia eupatoria is an herbaceous member of the rose family with a slender spike of yellow, sweetly scented flowers that turn into burr-like seed pods in the autumn. Prolific throughout England, agrimony herb was used in European folk herbalism for centuries for its beneficial properties. Historically, agrimony was utilized to dye wool and the dried aerial portions can be used in infusions, herbal tea blends, extracts, and topical applications.
This herb 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 beneficial properties, or perhaps because its seeds stick to the clothing of passersby, giving them the “gift” of next year’s plants.
No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.