Synonyms: Common Agrimony. Church Steeples. Cockeburr. Sticklewort. Philanthropos.
Part Used The herb.
Used for protection, the breaking of hexes and the banishing of negative energies and psychic vampires. Can be ground and burned with incense or used in pouch talismans and amulets. The name Agrimony is from Argemone, a word given by the Greeks to plants which were healing to the eyes, the name Eupatoria refers to Mithridates Eupator, a king who was a renowned concoctor of herbal remedies. The magic power of Agrimony is mentioned in an old English medical manuscript:
‘If it be leyd under mann’s heed,
He shal sleepyn as he were deed;
He shal never drede ne wakyn
Till fro under his heed it be takyn.’
Agrimony is also considered a very useful agent in skin eruptions and diseases of the blood, pimples, blotches, etc. A strong decoction of the root and leaves is also often employed in rural districts as an application to ulcers. Agrimony is also used in the treatment of gall stones, ulcers and colitis.Agrimony contains a particular volatile oil, which may be obtained from the plant by distillation. It yields in addition 5 per cent of tannin, and is used in cottage medicine for gargles and as an astringent applicant to ulcers and wounds