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Agrimonia Genus

Agrimony

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  • LightPart shade
  • SoilFertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Agrimonia genus (Agrimony). This is a genus of perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the family Rosaceae. The plants have slender spikes of small yellow flowers. The leaves are pinnate and toothed.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous

Other common names

Cocklebur, Harvest lice

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

The plant is used in traditional Austrian medicine to treat complaints of the liver and bile, of the gastrointestinal and of the respiratory tract. The Ancient Greeks used it to treat eye complaints, liver, gall and kidney problems as well as for diarrhea. In Anglo-Saxon times Agrimony seeds and leaves were boiled and the solution used to treat wounds. Today it is one of the plants used in Bach Flower remedies.

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