Agrimony

AGRIMONY
(Church steeples, Cockeburr, Cocklebur, Garclive, Philanthropos,
Sticklewort, Stickwort)
Cultivation – Well drained. Sunny position
Propagation – Seed sown in Spring

Flowers – are produced in Spring

Harvest – When flowering

USES

Medicinal

Internal – Colitis, Food allergies, Diarrhoea, Gallstones,
Cirrhosis, Grumbling appendix, Urinary incontinence, Cystitis,
Rheumatism

External – Sore throat, Conjunctivitis, Haemorrhoids, Minor
injuries, Chronic skin conditions

**Do not give to stress related constipation

Culinary – Flowers can be used in herbal teas

Magical – Protection, Negativity

FOLKLORE AND HISTORY

The herb was named after Mithridates Eupator, who was a king of
Pontus and a famous herbalist. It is said Agrimony is able to
protect against goblins, evil and poison. It was also used to break
hexes and to send the hex back to the person who sent it. By placing
Agrimony under your pillow, you could sleep as if you were dead.
But someone needs to be on hand to remove the herb from under your
pillow, as you will not wake until it is removed.

Sources:

The Complete New Herbal by Richard Mabey (ISBN 0140126821) Published
by Penguin

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham (ISBN
0875421229) Published by Llewellyn Publications

The Royal Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their
Uses by Deni Bown (ISBN 0751333867) Published by DK

Disclaimer: This is for reference guide only. Herbs can be used
effectively for mild ailments but medical advice should be consulted
first to rule out major illnesses.

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