Agrimony herb c/s
Botanical Name - Agrimonia eupatoria
Other Names - Agrimony, Burr Marigold, Church Steeples, Cocklebur, Harvest Lice, Liverwort, Philanthropos, Rat's Tail, Stickwort, White Tansy
Origin - Hungary
Flavor Profile - Bitter due to astringent properties. Blend with orange peel or peppermint in teas to improve flavor.
Culinary Usages - Prepare as tea, alone or in combination with other astringent herbs.
Cosmetic Usages - Make skin washes and throat gargles with strong water-based infusions of the herb. May also be used to make a poultice.
Aromatic Usages - Add to herb pillows and sachets.
Agrimony (Agrimonia) has been used since ancient times. The Greeks used it as a remedy for ailments of the eye and the herb's name is derived from the Greek word Argemone which means plant that heals the eye. In ancient Rome the great author and naturalist Pliny the elder deemed agrimony "an herb of princely authorite". Anglo-Saxons used the leaves of this herb to help stop bleeding and heal wounds.
Precautions - May increase photosensitivity.
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