Agrimony, 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. The dried aerial portions can be used in infusions, herbal tea blends, extracts, and topical applications.
Agrimony is in the rose family found near hedges and fences throughout England. The herb exudes a distinctive, pleasant scent that is often compared to apricots. During the Elizabethan period, herbalists began referring to the plant as philanthropos, potentially because of its beneficial properties, or because its seeds stick to the clothing of passersby, giving them the "gift" of next year's plants.
Precautions: No known precautions. Consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.