From the rosacea (rose) plant family comes this upright perennial which was once an important wound healing herb and blood purifier, and apparently makes a pleasant tasting herbal tea.
Agrimony's botanical name is believed to come from either Latin 'agri moenia', meaning "defender of the fields", or Greek 'argemone', meaning "healing to eyes".
The tall yellow flower spikes of Agrimony earned it a common folk name of "Church Steeples", but it is also known as Sticklewort and Cocklebur due to its 'sticky' seed heads.
The presence of tannins and flavonoids give Agrimony mildly astringent, anti-bacterial, diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties, and explain its traditional popularity as both an internal and external healing herb.
Agrimony is commonly seen growing along the edges of fields and river banks in North America, Canada, Europe and Asia and, just like Rosebay Willowherb, we consider it another "Roadside Healer"!
Skin Care Benefits:
Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Anti-bacterial
Alchemilla Products Containing this Herb:
- Calming Cleansing Milk
- Calming Salve